At the end of Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith, the biggest question audiences were clearly left with was “what happened to that lovable Jar Jar Binks?”
Acclaimed Star Wars author Chuck Wendig was just as obsessed with the question as we were and decided to answer it in his new book, Star Wars: Aftermath — Empire’s End. If you want to continue on believing that Jar Jar ended up living a wonderful life, stop reading here.
According to Wendig’s books, which are canonical to the main franchise, Jar Jar went on to become a street performer. Mashable got an early copy of the book and, based on its report, Jar Jar is discovered by an orphan named Mapo on the planet of Naboo. When he’s approached by the young boy, they strike up a conversation, and the classic Jar Jar Binks we all know and love returns.
Mapo introduces himself to the Gungan, who responds, "Meesa Jar Jar."
“Jar Jar makin some uh-oh mistakens," Jar Jar says. "Desa hisen Naboo tink I help the uh-oh Empire.”
Like Wendig’s other two books in the Aftermath trilogy — the original novel and Life Debt — Empire’s End will take place after Return of the Jedi. The book chronicles the collapse of the Galactic Empire and the Republic’s change into the Rebel Alliance.
Although Jar Jar Binks’ fate may seem like a small detail in comparison to the much larger events that occur in Wendig’s novel, it’s good to know that George Lucas’ terrible character is doing all right for himself.
Empire’s End will be released on Feb. 21. The next installment in the Star Wars film universe, The Last Jedi, will be released on Dec. 15.