20 Years Later, George Lucas Still Names Jar Jar Binks His Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character

Published on Apr 16, 2019

20 Years Later, George Lucas Still Names Jar Jar Binks His Favorite ‘Star Wars’ Character

Jar Jar Binks is widely considered one of the weakest characters in the entire “Star Wars” franchise, but George Lucas doesn’t seem to care. In a pre-taped video message that aired during Star Wars Celebration ahead of the 20th anniversary panel for “The Phantom Menace,” Lucas once again surprised fans by naming the polarizing Jar Jar as his favorite “Star Wars” character of all time. A source of comic relief in “The Phantom Menace,” Jar Jar was inspired by Disney’s Goofy and made history as the first fully CGI character in a live-action movie.

“Thank you for coming to the Celebration,” Lucas said his introduction video. “[‘The Phantom Menace’] is one of my favorite movies and of course Jar Jar is my favorite character. Ahmed [Best], you did a fantastic job. It was very, very hard.”

Lucas continued. “Also for John Knoll and all the guys at Ilm, I made it impossible for them.

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Author: Zack Sharf