HOLLYWOOD – Jar Jar Binks digitally inserted into The Last Jedi footage.
Disney execs finally got a look at the some early footage from Star Wars Episode 8: The Last Jedi. And they got a surprise. An anonymous source – Pete Javelin – spoke with the Studio Exec:
We were all psyched and Luke Skywalker looks great. But then Jar Jar Binks turns up. It’s exactly like the moment the Millennium Falcon showed up in the trailer for the Force Awakens. The whole room just burst into screams, shrieks, yelling of ‘OH GOD NO!’ and stuff like that.
The news shocked the Star Wars world as Jar Jar Binks actor Elmo Pedentic died in 2006 from complications, shortly after appearing in Revenge of the Sith. However, it has been long rumored that using the magic of CGI, director Rian Johnson wanted to resurrect Binks.
Pete Javelin, I mean someone, explained:
They’ve used an actor to stand in for Elmo and then have digitally reconstructed Elmo’s face with computers. I think he looks really close. A hell of a lot better than Grand Moff Tarkin in Rogue One. It’s seamless.
Fans however are divided, with some saying that it is disrespectful to actor Pedentic. On a typical blog post one Binker wrote:
Pedentic IS jar Jar Binks. Assholes.
The Last Jedi will be released in December, 2017.