Friday, February 17, 2017

'Empire's End' Will Reveal What Happened to Jar Jar Binks

Image via: EW
By: Dominic Jones

Poor Jar Jar, not only is he one of the most misunderstood characters in cinema history (both by audiences and in universe) but he also has to live with the knowledge that he was instrumental in the downfall of the Republic and the rise of the Empire.  That has to get to a guy.  Jar Jar's, shall we say, lack of popularity means it's likely we'll never see him on screen again.  However, we will be finding out what happened to the poor Gungan in the upcoming novel Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End by Chuck Wendig.  The novel, which is set following the events of Return of the Jedi, will revisit the Gungan on Naboo and reveal what he's up to in this time period.

It seems unlikely that Jar Jar will factor into the story in a meaningful way.  Wendig's Star Wars novels include frequent interludes that check in on other places in the galaxy so we can see what's going on there during the main story.  This likely means we'll see a Naboo interlude, where we'll finally find out what happened to Jar Jar (and no, he's not Snoke).

Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End hits shelves on February 21st.  Check out the official preview synopsis below,

Following Star Wars: Aftermath and Star Wars: Life Debt, Chuck Wendig delivers the exhilarating conclusion to the New York Times bestselling trilogy set in the years between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.


As the final showdown between the New Republic and the Empire draws near, all eyes turn to a once-isolated planet: Jakku.

The Battle of Endor shattered the Empire, scattering its remaining forces across the galaxy. But the months following the Rebellion’s victory have not been easy. The fledgling New Republic has suffered a devastating attack from the Imperial remnant, forcing the new democracy to escalate their hunt for the hidden enemy.

For her role in the deadly ambush, Grand Admiral Rae Sloane is the most wanted Imperial war criminal—and one-time rebel pilot Norra Wexley, back in service at Leia’s urgent request, is leading the hunt. But more than just loyalty to the New Republic drives Norra forward: Her husband was turned into a murderous pawn in Sloane’s assassination plot, and now she wants vengeance as much as justice.

But Sloane, too, is on a furious quest: pursuing the treacherous Gallius Rax to the barren planet Jakku. As the true mastermind behind the Empire’s devastating attack, Rax has led the Empire to its defining moment. The cunning strategist has gathered the powerful remnants of the Empire’s war machine, preparing to execute the late Emperor Palpatine’s final plan. As the Imperial fleet orbits Jakku, an armada of Republic fighters closes in to finish what began at Endor. Norra and her crew soar into the heart of an apocalyptic clash that will leave land and sky alike scorched. And the future of the galaxy will finally be decided.

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