Jar Jar Binks fan theory sweeps the nation

Jar Jar Binks fan theory sweeps the nation

Many writers are publishing story after story about the new Star Wars movie and their thoughts about what this new movie will be like. While all of these stories are relevant, I do not believe that they are looking at what is most important. Obviously we all know that this is the sequel to the original trilogy, and that it takes place years after Darth Vader is dead. We must wait to see what the rest is like but we can start to guess.

Star Wars Episode VII is set to be released in about two weeks. With all of the excitement surrounding this release, one HUGE piece of info is still lurking out there on the web: Who is going to be the next Sith Lord??

Now I cannot take credit for this idea. The first person who brought this to the world’s attention was reddit user Lumpawarroo. This fan theory strongly believes that Jar Jar Binks will be the next Sith Lord in The Force Awakens.

Before you begin to call this person (or me) an idiot, keep reading as I explain the theory.

Jar Jar Binks cost George Lucas an incredible amount of money because he was completely computer animated. In the movies that are out now, Jar Jar does amazingly little for the plot. So why would George Lucas spend so much money on such a pointless, bumbling character if he did not have an ultimate role in later films.

The next piece of evidence is that Binks was supposed to be a clumsy fool. He got kicked off of his planet because he was such an airhead. However, while being so clumsy and dopey, when he fought, he fought extremely well. At one point, he took out an entire swarm of droids by himself. He did this in the way a Jedi would fight as well. Jedi moves are much like martial arts, and that is how Jar Jar took out the droids. Along with the fighting, when he reached his home planet with Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi, he did a 25 foot somersault dive into the water. This could not be possible unless he had control of the force.

Another way that this fan theory could be explained is by the fact that in many scenes throughout the movies, we clearly see Jar Jar mouthing the words of other characters while he sometimes waved his hand in the direction of the character. Now why would the animators make his mouth move if it wasn’t for this reason? George Lucas must have said that he wanted it this way. This would mean that Jar Jar possess the Jedi/sith mind control.

By now you might be convinced that we are just overthinking everything. However, the actor that did Jar Jar’s voice and actions tweeted this after reading the fan theory: “I will say this, it feels really good when the hidden meaning behind the work is seen. No matter how long it takes #TPM.” I don’t know about you but that is almost a guarantee that George Lucas initially intended for Jar Jar Binks to become a Sith Lord.

My older brother, Gian Salamone ’14, is a huge Star Wars fan and was the one who tipped me off about this theory.

He said, “I don’t know if it will necessarily be in this next movie, but I am almost certain that that is what Jar Jar Binks was intended to be.”

While the anticipation for the film grows, just keep this in the back of your mind. Leave comments below on your opinion of this theory.