Earlier this week, Disney revealed the cast for the upcoming ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Disney+ series. The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
This lead fans to wonder if Jar Jar Binks might be returning to the Star Wars galaxy for the upcoming Disney+ series. Ahmed Best, who played Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequels, confirmed that he will not be appearing in the series.
“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,” Best said via social media.
In response to a fan who said they hope to see more Jar Jar in the future, Best replied, “I don’t know how likely either of those will be, but it brings me joy to know that I’ve brought joy to the galaxy.”
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is directed by Deborah Chow, director of two critically acclaimed episodes of “The Mandalorian,” Season 1.
The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader.