The ‘Rogue One’ trailer with Jar Jar Binks added is many a 'Star Wars' fan's nightmare


The first of many planned films in the reinvigorated Star Wars franchise, The Force Awakens, was a resounding success, which helped us to forget the sins of Star Wars' past: the poorly received prequel trilogy. But just when you thought all was right in the world, some cruel person has added Jar Jar Binks to the trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

YouTuber Michael Murdock put the much maligned Gungan in Rogue One — now, Rogue Binks — replacing Jyn Erso (Felicity Jones) with some begrudgingly impressive edits. Throw in some dialogue from The Phantom Menace, and it's somewhat effective. 


But Binks isn't the only unexpected star in the faux trailer. Chewbacca Mom makes an appearance as Chirrut Imwe (Donnie Yen), beating the crap out of some Stormtroopers with a staff while laughing maniacally. Plus, George Lucas is aptly portrayed as a member of the Empire — whose signature weapon, the Death Star, is given a Mickey Mouse aesthetic for Lucasfilm's owner, Disney. 


Lucas did famously once say, "Jar Jar is the key to all of this," but we certainly don't believe this is what he meant. Unless he really was gunning for the "Darth Jar Jar" reveal, after all. 


Watch Rogue Binks at your own risk below.