Star Wars Theories About Darth Jar Jar Got Ahmed Best Excited for a Possible Comeback

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Star Wars theories can be pretty wild sometimes, with one of the most popular (and stupid) ones being Darth Jar Jar. This suggests that Jar Jar Binks is secretly a Sith Lord and has been playing the Republic for all these years, which is ridiculous since he doesn't even get a line in Revenge of the Sith. However, as ridiculous as it was, the theory did intrigue Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best, who said that the theories got him excited to play Jar Jar again.

Many know that Best has gone through a lot of abuse from fans because Jar Jar Binks was considered such an annoying character back in the day. While he can be an earful and often distracts from some of the action in The Phantom Menace, many can agree that the character was made for kids and the hate for him was way too much. During an interview with Jamie Stangroom, he reveals how the Darth Jar Jar theory gives fans something meaningful to dissect, which is always fun.

"Like I've said before, there were some things I did that were picked up on, and it's quite fun, that idea, to think of that. And it goes along with the piece that's missing, which is the mythology piece — the thing that I think Star Wars is missing. The faith piece, the thing to believe in. That's always been layered, that's always been deep, it's never been just this surface thing. It's never been lightsaber fights, it's always been a lot more than that. When Darth Jar Jar came out, it came out from someone who's looking for more meaning."
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While it doesn't excuse the behavior Best has received from Star Wars fans, we do like how he accepts those fan theories are a part of this franchise and how it gives people more to explore and possibly even enjoy. There are a lot of people who don't have time for fan theories, especially one as ridiculous as Darth Jar Jar, but it's nice to see Best be more patient and accepting of them.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace is now available on Disney+ and digital stores everywhere.

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