BURBANK, CA–Dave Filoni and Disney have just announced the next installment in their ongoing live-action Star Wars saga: The Book of Jar Jar Binks.
The official announcement came after last week’s Mandalorian season finale. In a post-credits scene, fan-favorite character Jar Jar Binks barges into Jabba the Hutt’s old palace, shoots and kills Boba Fett, and immediately takes his throne, installing himself as the new gang lord of Mos Espa.
“Alla yousa answer to meesa now, okey day?” Binks coldly asks Fennec Shand and his new underlings. “Meesa da big bossman now.”
Then, while trying to shake hands and introduce himself to his new staff, Jar Jar clumsily stumbles on his blaster, also inadvertently killing the Gamorrean guards and Max Rebo. “Oopsie day,” Jar Jar laments with a sheephish grin to the camera.
While a shocking move to some, Binks’s return at the end of the series was no surprise to others. Discerning fans note that Binks also appeared in this season’s fourth episode–albeit covertly disguised as a human Jedi. In a flashback, the disguised Binks was seen rescuing Grogu from the Jedi temple during Order 66. This implies that Grogu is somehow crucial to Binks’s master plan! Perhaps the Gungan will attempt to wield Grogu’s Force powers for his own sinister purposes.
Like all great Dave Filoni projects, The Book of Jar Jar Binks will be full of recognizable cameos–because even in such a vast galaxy, everyone in Star Wars knows each other and runs into each other regularly. Brian Blessed will return as Boss Nass. And some characters from the animated Star Wars content are expected to make their live-action debuts, including King Lee-Char, Hondo Ohnaka, and Ziro the Hutt.
It’s also expected that the series will focus on Binks himself for approximately three (3) episodes before the Mandalorian and Grogu steal the show yet again.
Filoni commented, “We’ve featured a lot of great characters and actors in our Star Wars shows so far, but this time we’ve got the Best.”
The Book of Jar Jar Binks streams on DisneyPlus in 2024.