Jar Jar Binks won't be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 December 2015
Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Jar Jar Binks will not be in the forthcoming flick 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens', Lucasfilm Ltd. president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed

Jar Jar Binks will definitely not appear in 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens'.

Lucasfilm Ltd. president Kathleen Kennedy has confirmed the unpopular alien, who was one of the main supporting characters in the 1999 'Star Wars' film 'The Phantom Menace', will not be in the forthcoming flick.

Speaking at a press conference on Sunday (06.12.15), Kathleen, 62, said: "Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie."

While the filmmakers gave little away at the event, Kennedy also revealed there will not be any Ewoks from 1983's 'Return of the Jedi', which she joked was down to actor Harrison Ford who plays Han Solo in the film.

Speaking about the lack of the teddy bear-like creatures in the film, she quipped: "That's because Harrison insisted on it."

Elsewhere, Ford revealed he wanted 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas to kill off Han Solo in the original movie 'A New Hope'.

He said: "I did say that I wanted Han Solo to die in the original, but that wasn't because I thought I didn't want to play the character.

"I didn't anticipate at that point that there would ever be another film.

"So I thought it would be great if he sacrificed himself and lent some gravitas to the enterprise."

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.