The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series coming to Disney+ has announced an impressive ensemble cast set to star in the show, but actor Ahmed Best has confirmed on Twitter that Jar Jar Binks won’t be among the show’s characters. While fans have jumped into a thread to insist Best is trying to preserve a surprise cameo or more substantial appearance, Best is insisting he hasn’t provided any motion capture or voice acting for the character.
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. https://t.co/5bzLq9yslh
— Ahmed BEst (@ahmedbest) March 29, 2021
Disney announced recently that production “begins soon” on Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is being described as a “special event series,” but long before the series got to this point back in January 2020, there were already rumors that Jar Jar Binks would appear, sporting a beard. This appears not to be the case. Best has steadily been up front and self-aware about the polarizing character, both lampooning Jar Jar in Robot Chicken: Star Wars and extending his legacy with performances for video games and spinoff series like Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
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