Has Jar Jar Binks found yet another champion in the form of a Jedi?
Well, maybe not so much Jar Jar but Star Wars: The Phantom Menace star Jake Lloyd from who would become his on-screen son, Luke Skywalker’s Mark Hamill.
Fans might like to deride the prequel trilogy, which were released between 1999 and 2005, but Hamill – who is set to continue his reprisal of the Skywalker character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi later this year – told Vulture (courtesy of MovieWeb) people are a little too harsh. Not just to Phantom Menace, but also to the actor who played the future Darth Vader, Anakin Skywalker.
“I couldn’t believe some of the things they wrote about the prequels, you know? I mean, really, beyond ‘I didn’t like it, you ruined my childhood.’
“I’m still angry about the way they treated Jake Lloyd. He was only 10 years old, that boy, and he did exactly what George (Lucas) wanted him to do. Believe me, I understand clunky dialogue.”