JJ Abrams Wants Jar Jar Dead (Plus a Really Cool Easter Egg in Phantom Menace)

Ever since it was announced that JJ Abrams was set to direct Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens I have been nothing but excited. When I heard that JJ Abrams was wanting to implement as many practical effects as possible, I got even more excited. I was 99% sure Abrams was the perfect man for bring Star Wars back to the big screen.

After his latest interview with Vanity Fair, however, I am 100% sure he is the right man for the job.

He wants Jar Jar dead.

And his head served on a silver platter...

Abrams confessed that he has considered plopping the bones of the deceased Gungan in the sands of Jakku. He said it would be a silly easter egg that only a few people would pick up on, but it would still be worth it.

Jar Jar is widely considered to be the optimization of everything wrong with the prequel trilogy. From his over-the-top, stupid dialog to his utterly not funny CGI-fueled actions, there is little for fans of the original trilogy to like about Jar Jar. The fact that Abrams is even considering including an easter egg like this just goes to show how much he understands fans of the original trilogy.

Speaking of easter eggs in Star Wars, did you know that E.T. is in Phantom Menace, or at least some of E.T.'s people are. In the incredibly thrilling scene when the Queen of Naboo calls for a "vote of no confidence" in chancellor kjsdflkhasf;lksal...sorry I got bored even trying to write out the description of the scene. Anyway when Queen Clown-Face suggests ousting Chancellor Poo-Poo-Pants some of E.T.'s people can be seen giving their input. It's quick, so you couldn't be blamed if you missed it.

Lucasfilms.

Lucasfilms.

Also, remember when the "Old Star Wars Magic" made a brief cameo during the duel between Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon and Darth Maul?

What do you think about all of this? Does the possibility of seeing Jar Jar's remains have stoked? Did you know E.T. was in Episode I? Sound off in the comments below.

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