Chuck Wendig reveals all in STAR WARS AFTERMATH: EMPIRE'S END.
It's not a risky thing to say in your group of friends that you're not a fan of Jar Jar Binks. We can all safely agree. But the fate Chuck Wendig wove for the character in Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End is legitimately soul crushing.
As we're all keenly aware, Binks wasn't just annoying, he was responsible for giving Emperor Palpatine emergency powers that allowed him to form the Empire as we knew it.
The new book, which releases next week and takes place between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, shined a light on exactly what happened to poor Jar Jar.
He's a homeless street performer on the streets of Theed, Naboo's capital. Take a look.
At one point, a boy asks him why he's a hobo clown. And Jar Jar responds in a way that's not only evokes Ahmed Best's voice, but is genuinely fucking sad:
"Mesa thinks it cause-o Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens. Big mistakens."
What a terrible, awesome ending.
Terry Erickson is a screenwriter, lifelong film fan, and all around good guy based in Baltimore, MD. He's driven across America twice, is obsessed with Back To The Future, and loves almost everybody.