Twitter Reacts to Darth Jar Jar Fan Art – “This Is One of the Most Incredible Things I’ve Ever Seen”
This is something I'll see in my nightmares forever.
You may know the clumsy but well-meaning Gungan outcast on Naboo, Jar Jar Binks, from the Star Wars movies and video games he has appeared in but according to some uncovered fan art, Jar Jar has gone straight to the dark side. It’s certainly clear that the character is an already controversial addition to the Star Wars family with people either loving him or hating him but it seems this redesign of Jar Jar as Darth has turned people’s reactions of the goofy military commander around – especially so on Twitter.
Senior Character Artist at Roundhouse Studios, Kevin Cassidy, redesigned the comic relief character and turned him into a sinister and rather scary looking Sith Lord Darth Jar Jar instead. Even though this gives the character a whole other presence, I’m still fairly sure this is one piece of Star Wars art you don’t want hanging in your bedroom, staring at you in the middle of the night. Or maybe you do, people are strange. What’s most noticeable about the art style Cassidy has used is that Jar Jar is even more reptilian than before and his large, bobbly eyes are replaced by smaller and more menacing ones making him look rather creepy.
Of course, Twitter’s reaction has been a mixed one, full of dismay, horror and love from this particular Jar Jar Binks fan art which has gotten over 55k likes. One Twitter user said that Cassidy’s recreation was “really cool” and “If they ever do an alt version of the movies I want the Darth Jar Jar timeline even more so now” while other comments replied “This is one of the most incredible things I’ve ever seen” and “Amazing work! So damn good! Can you imagine if he still spoke in the same voice though?”. Check out a few of the comments for yourself embedded below.
That moment when his speech pattern switches to normal, he stands to his full height, and you hear his lightsaber ignite.
— Seth HarⓋest (@SethHarvest) February 1, 2021
Ah yes, back when the theory that Jar Jar was actually a Sith and merely played idiotic.
To be honest I still love this idea.
— 🎮⚡️🕹spdy4🕹⚡️🎮 (@spdy491) February 1, 2021
Wow! I was Sequence Supervisor at @ILMVFX on Phantom Menace for the “Stampede” that introduced Jarjar and I have to say I wish he has looked like this 🙂
— Terrence Masson (@tmasson) February 1, 2021
If your love for Jar Jar Binks hasn’t been satisfied through this crazy but brilliantly done fan art, check out Ben’s article where his love for Jar Jar knows no bounds and he thinks Ubisoft’s next Star Wars game should focus more on the character. You can also take a look at our review of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order which can be found right here.