Actor Ahmed Best, best known for playing Jar Jar Binks, mentioned in a Twitter response that he was open to the concept of reprising his role for a future Star Wars film, according to Movieweb.com.
Ahmed Best portrayed Jar Jar in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy. When asked by a fan on his Twitter page if Best had a willingness to reprise the role in the future, the actor said he would consider it under the correct circumstances.
— Ahmed BEst (@ahmedbest) June 5, 2020
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace released in 1999 and was critically-panned by critics and fans alike, with the clumsy Gungan being seen as one of the film’s most glaring flaws. George Lucas was lambasted by fans for his creation of the character, which many have considered one of the worst in the Star Wars universe. Jar-Jar’s poor reception led to his reduction in screen time in subsequent prequel appearances, particularly Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Best himself became the subject of backlash and experienced personal struggles following the films, even contemplating suicide. Thankfully, Best overcame his depression and would go on to become the host of the Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge.