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Jar Jar Binks Won't Be In Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ TV Series

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Jar Jar Binks Won't Be In Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ TV Series

Everyone is getting excited about the Disney+ series about Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Ewan McGregor is reprising his iconic Star Wars character and he's joined by Hayden Christensen who will take on the legendary Luke Skywalker again.

The return of these two people has raised questions on who else might be returning and one character has been filling up social media.

While Jar Jar Binks was absolutely hated in Episode I: A Phantom Menace, there are some diehard fans who have been hoping and praying he would come back and restore his good name.

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Some people thought the Gungan male military commander could be coming back for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, however those hopes have been dashed.

Actor Ahmed Best, who portrayed Jar Jar in the prequel films, has released a statement knocking back all those wishes.

Credit: LucasFilms
Credit: LucasFilms

He congratulated the whole cast when they were unveiled on Twitter and said he was looking forward to the programme coming to life.

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A fan replied to him asking whether he's laying low until his name is added to the cast list, saying: "Yeah right, like you're not on it. I see what you're doing."

He said back: "Thanks for the love, but I will not be in this series. As much as I would've loved to be a part of it. But I'm ecstatic to see folks who I love dearly back together doing great things."

The news devastated fans who were hoping he would make a surprise cameo.

Some are holding out hope he will appear in something else related to the Star Wars universe.

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One person said: "Go visit the set, make sure you're seen, then we'll all go nuts when the pictures leak. Disney will have to put you in the series after that."

Another added: "Jar Jar is literally one of my fav Star Wars characters ever. Here's hoping you get to come back in something!"

A third wrote: "This is disappointing."

Rumours started circling from Making Star Wars back in January that a 'bearded Jar Jar' would come into the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.

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The site's Jason Ward wrote: "I'm told 'Ben' Kenobi crosses paths with his old friend from Naboo, Jar Jar Binks.

"Early work has been conducted for the CGI Gungan's return to Star Wars. Jar Jar has a beard to reflect where he's been and what his life has been like since they were all deceived by a great lie that ushered in the first Galactic Empire...I'm told there is a sequence where the bearded Jar Jar Binks and Obi-Wan talk about the past."

It was rumoured Jar Jar and Obi-Wan would 'reflect where he's been and what his life has been like since they were all deceived by a great lie that ushered in the first Galactic Empire'.

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