Robert Pattinson would love to be in Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII, but on one condition: He wants to play Jar Jar Binks.
Though Pattinson already has a full slate of projects in his near future with The Rover, Queen of the Desert, and three other films packed into 2013, he admitted he wouldn’t mind getting in on Disney’s new Star Wars trilogy, set to commence in 2015.
Asked recently who he’d hypothetically like to play in Star Wars: Episode VII, Pattinson gave an interesting response.
“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.”
The “big deal” about Jar Jar is kind of a hard thing to break down in this post, but Star Wars fans know it’s something that doesn’t need much explanation. However, aside from being thrown under the bus by George Lucas in the final two entries of the prequel series by being set up as the reason for the Empire’s stranglehold on the galaxy in the original trilogy, Jar Jar did survive.
You can read the full interview with Robert Pattinson, in which he also finally addresses the Kristen Stewart scandal in pretty decent depth, at Gulf News.
What do you think? Is Pattinson joking about playing Jar Jar Binks in Star Wars: Episode VII?