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Jar Jar Binks Isn’t In Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi Series, Thank God

We now know that both Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen will reprise their roles as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker slash Darth Vader in the upcoming Star Wars series on Disney+. We also know that Jar Jar Binks will be nowhere to be found, and we’re forever grateful.

“Thanks for the love, but I will not be in this series,” wrote Jar Jar actor Ahmed Best on Twitter in response to fans asking about his involvement in the 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.”

Rumors surrounded Obi-Wan Kenobi and the possibility of meeting up with a bearded Jar Jar–bearded because the show takes place 10 years after the events of Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith. And presumably because Jar Jar needed a disguise.

However, it looks like Best has put those rumors to bed.

Disney revealed the cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi earlier this week. Names include Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie. Joel Edgerton reprises his role as Uncle Owen Lars while Aunt Beru Lars will be played by Bonnie Piesse.

Disney said that production is set to begin “soon,” although there’s still no release window for the upcoming live-action series.

The Bad Batch, on the other hand, does have a release date. Star Wars: The Bad Batch serves as both sequel and spin-off to the highly successful Clone Wars series. It follows a group of five clone soldiers that receive unique mutations as part of an experimental special operations squad. They’re eventually betrayed by the Empire and forced to operate as mercenaries for hire.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch arrives on Disney+ May 4, just in time for Star Wars day.

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