Jar Jar Binks, a goofy amphibious character often voted the most annoying character ever will definitely not be in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The filmmakers have declined to share much about what audiences will see when Force Awakens opens in theatres on December 25, but Kathleen Kennedy, the producer of The Force Awakens did answer a question at a news conference about what is not in the film. “Jar Jar is definitely not in the movie,” she said to applause and cheers.
An online poll of movie fans in 2006 found Binks to be the most annoying film character of all time. Audiences of the new film also won’t see any Ewoks, the furry creatures from 1983’s Return of the Jedi, Kennedy said.
“That’s because Harrison insisted on it,” she joked, referring to Harrison Ford, who returns to play Han Solo in Force Awakens.
The Force Awakens is the seventh episode in the sci-fi franchise created by George Lucas. Walt Disney Co took over the series when it purchased the Lucasfilm studio in 2012.
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