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International Talk Like Jar Jar Binks Day

Taika Waititi has been making the rounds promoting his new movie, Thor: Love and Thunder recently, and inevitably he is asked about his planned Star Wars film. For some reason, whenever this topic comes up, Waititi seems to like inferring that he might make a movie about everyone's favorite Gungan.

A few weeks back Waititi was on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and Colbert asked him about Star Wars. Waititi was initially non-verbal is in his response, but then sort of mumbled something about doing a Jar Jar Binks film. "Yeah, I'm gonna give you the Jar Jar Binks story that everyone's been asking for", he responded. You can watch the interview below:

Then in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, once again Waititi got into the topic of his potential Star Wars film. You can see the exchange below:

As you can see, he once again brings up Jar Jar, asking 'Would you like to see a Jar Jar Binks movie?' (To which the interviewer responds that he would!)

Although it's likely that Waititi is joking, we'd clearly be super excited if he, or some other director, were to make a Jar Jar Binks centered movie. And the thing about a joke is that there's usually some truth behind it. Except for that Bavarian cream pie joke I told you. There's no truth to that. Nobody with a terminal illness goes from the United States to Europe for a piece of Bavarian cream pie and then when they get there and they don't have it he says, 'Ah, I'll just have some coffee.' There's no truth to that.

Eventually we'll find out what Waititi's film is actually about. The project was first announced in 2020, and is currently expected in late 2023, though that's subject to change.