Robert Pattinson Wants to Play Jar Jar Binks in ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The ‘Twilight’ star professes his love for the universally-hated George Lucas creation from ‘Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace’.

Robert Pattinson says he would play Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode VII
Robert Pattinson says he would play Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode VII
Now that The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 has hit theaters, bringing this lucrative vampire franchise to a close, Robert Pattinson can finally put away the red contacts and vampire glitter. While the actor has a number of projects on his plate, he was recently asked if he would take a role in Star Wars: Episode VII, even if it is the Gungan we almost all love to hate, Jar Jar Binks. The actor gave an intriguing response, as you can see below.

"In Star Wars? Oh, absolutely. In a heartbeat. I actually kind of like Jar Jar. I don't understand what the big deal is about Jar Jar."

Of course, Jar Jar Binks was completely a CGI creation, with Ahmed Best providing the voice in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Still, since the character didn't die in the prequel trilogy, this may be a golden opportunity to pull those Twi-hards into the theaters for Star Wars: Episode VII.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: IGN

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Comments (40)

  1. Brizzy

    You guys do know he was joking right?
    Surely you must?
    ... Right?

    1 year agoby @BrizzyFlag

  2. Piperhanson

    Boy oh boy, everything about this post sucks. Worst character (and computer generated none-the-less) who single-handedly destroyed the Star Wars franchise. Now a real life computer generated actor wants to revive this sorry role in a film that will probably be more of a disaster than the 3 prequel movies combined. Well, it will be kind of hard to top that first one. It may well be one of the worst films of all time. I'm still sour over the mess Lucas made of the original films, when he chose to go in and add his little cartoon/puppet bits. This is going to be BAD and this actor in particular is a lame ass.

    2 years agoby @PiperhansonFlag

  3. Hammurabi Ramirez

    I would love to see Mr. Pattinson in the Star Wars saga! :D

    2 years agoby @Hammurabi-RamirezFlag

  4. Roberto Mata

    He could play Luke' Son or Han's and Leia's Son, He's a great actor, the Twilight franchise is garbage and Kristen Stewart' s career is over, she can't really act, Snow White would've been great without her..

    2 years agoby @Roberto-MataFlag

  5. CUPID

    Good luck.

    2 years agoby @cupidFlag

  6. Michael Kolesik

    I agree with Skywise. Pattinson is actually very talented. Twilight was garbage. His career should not be judged on one bad movie franchise.
    But as for Jar Jar? Is this a f*cking joke?

    2 years agoby @Michael-KolesikFlag

  7. Nader Mh

    Rob's future will be great

    2 years agoby @Nader-MhFlag

  8. Nader Mh

    kristen profession ended

    2 years agoby @Nader-MhFlag

  9. Nader Mh

    It's distressing to Kristen that Rob is attached to five separate movies over the next year. the fallout over her relationship with Rupert hurt her career."

    2 years agoby @Nader-MhFlag

  10. Rudy


    2 years agoby @rudyFlag

  11. WongFu

    I can't see him being Jar, Jar - maybe on of the sons of Han and Leia or a new character.

    2 years agoby @instead8909Flag

  12. Nicholaus XX

    @Nader-Mh -- He's a decent actor, but I highly doubt that'll ever happen.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  13. skywise

    I dont care if Pattinson finds his way into a star wars movie. He isnt really a bad actor. Water for Elephents and Cosmopolis were good performances. Jar Jar though? Not gonna happen.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  14. Nader Mh

    Oscar in the future

    2 years agoby @Nader-MhFlag

  15. Nader Mh

    rop pattinson next movies

    1_Mission: Blacklist
    2_Maps to the Stars
    3_Queen of the Desert
    4_The Rover
    5_Hold on to Me
    6_the band
    7_Hate Mail
    8_Unbound Captives

    2 years agoby @Nader-MhFlag

  16. Nader Mh

    Rob's future will be great

    2 years agoby @Nader-MhFlag

  17. CelluloidDreams

    ROFL!! LOL!!!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  18. ROFLitschristian

    Here's the thing: no.

    2 years agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  19. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @corey I'd rathe he play a villain

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  20. Corey W.

    @ejk1 I really do think his interest in Jar Jar is a joke. Looking at the quote, it looks like sarcasm. I could see him playing a young Jedi, possibly. But I'm still sinking in his performance from Bel Ami. His strongest performance yet. Got chills from one scene in particular. As for Cosmopolis, he was good, but that movie wasn't my cup of tea.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  21. ejk1

    @corey My beef isn't with Pattinson. He proved he can act when he was Cedric Diggory, so I'm good with him being in Star Wars if he fits. Jar Jar. At all. I'd be good if the Gungans were left out completely.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  22. ChiRep_1

    Har Har Har

    2 years agoby @ChiRep-1Flag

  23. h0tproperty

    Wait.... he WANTS to play Jar Jar Binks?! Out of all the characters to want to play.... Why the worst one?

    2 years agoby @h0tpropertyFlag

  24. SherlockHolmes2009

    Hahahahaha NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 years agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  25. The Knight Has Risen

    Uh, no. Just no.

    2 years agoby @thehost91Flag

  26. Justice Kowaleski

    Is it April Fools day already? Please tell me this is a joke.

    2 years agoby @justice-kowaleskiFlag

  27. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    I'm sure women will flock to.see him. Other than that, this article is stupid

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  28. John M

    @corey: I agree with you on Robert. I haven't seen enough of his films to judge his abilities. I've only seen the first three twilight films online for free. Though I do disagree with your other argument. A good film or bad film doesn't equal a good or bad acting. For example the great Denzel Washington. He's been in some average to bad films like Out of Time, Devil in a Blue Dress and Deja Vu, but he always delivers a good or great performance. That's what separates terrible, bad, average, good and great actors and actresses is in their level of performance no matter the quality of film. Like Kristien Steward who I can judge. I've seen her in three twilight films along with Adventureland and The Runways and she's a pretty actress who has average acting ability.

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag

  29. Corey W.

    @john-m I don't see it happening either, but every news article that has to do with a movie he's attatched to has nothing but hate on it. It's ridiculous. I'm not a huge fan, but he isn't a terrible actor. Every actor makes trash. Twilight put him on the map. And now that its over, he can move forward with a better career.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  30. John M

    @corey: We're not or at least I'm not bashing him, I'm bashing the news. It's just ridiculous and have no doubt it won't happen.

    2 years agoby @john-mFlag

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