In all of the Star Wars canon, there is no single character, hero or villain, dark side or light, who is as reviled, hated, or inspires as much vitriol as Jar Jar Binks. Even the more die-hard prequel supporters tend to step back and say, "Yeah, that may not have been George Lucas’ best decision." Fortunately he won’t show up in the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but just in case you were wondering what it would look like if he did, there’s this new video making the rounds, and it is truly the stuff of nightmares.
In this video, one enterprising fan took the latest trailer for The Force Awakens, and inserts the notorious Gungan dimwit. And, well, the results speak for themselves. Did you feel that? It’s like a million Star Wars fans suddenly cried out in terror.
As annoying as the character can be, there are, admittedly, some kind of incredible moments in this trailer that sees Jar Jar plunged into various sticky situations that only he could find himself in. Who else besides Jar Jar could possibly find himself dangling from the canon on an X-Wing as is skims at high speed along the surface of the water? Oh that silly bastard.
My personal favorite moments are Jar Jar as Kylo Ren…
…and Jar Jar getting a hug from Han Solo. If you were as hated as he was and took as much shit as he does on a daily basis, you’d need a warm, comforting embrace from a scruffy looking nerf herder from time to time as well.
For the sake of comparison, here’s the original trailer that dropped earlier this week, sans Binks.
Star War: The Force Awakens, which director J.J. Abrams has also said won’t feature any mention of midi-chlorians, is set 30 years after Return of the Jedi. The Rebel Alliance has become the Resistance, the Empire has become the First Order, but the two sides, no matter what you want to call them, are still at odds over control of the galaxy. Almost all of your favorite characters from the original trilogy will be back, including Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, and Han Solo, among others. They’ll be joined on this new adventure for fresh faces like Rey (Daisy Ridley), Finn (John Boyega), and Poe Dameron (Oscar Isaac).
Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens everywhere on December 18.