Watch Jar Jar Binks actor Ahmed Best return to the ‘Star Wars’ franchise

The voice actor appears, this time in the flesh, on a new 'Star Wars' game show

Jar Jar Binks voice actor Ahmed Best has made a return to the Star Wars franchise.

Best appears, this time in the flesh, in a trailer for the upcoming Star Wars game show Star Wars: Jedi Temple Challenge, which will screen on the Star Wars Kids YouTube channel.

The upcoming 10-episode series tests young Star Wars fans on their abilities to become Jedis through a series of challenges – get a taste of the new show below.

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Best appeared as the voice of Jar Jar Binks in all three of George Lucas’ Star Wars prequels from 1999-2005.

Back in 2018, the actor revealed that the backlash to his appearance in the films led him to receive death threats and contemplate taking his own life.

“I don’t talk a lot about my experience as #jarjarbinks because a lot of it is very painful,” he wrote in an Instagram post. “I faced a media backlash that still affects my career today.

“This was the place I almost ended my life,” he wrote, under a photo of him and his son next to the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. “It’s still hard to talk about. I survived and now this little guy is my gift for survival.”

He then thanked fans for their “love and kindness” after he shared his struggles.

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Last week, Star Wars celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Empire Strikes Back by launching a special new time capsule website.

The new website features behind-the-scenes footage, new artwork around the classic 1980 film and more.

The hashtag #MakeSolo2Happen has also gone viral this week, with fans of the franchise campaigning for a sequel to 2018’s Han Solo spin-off Solo: A Star Wars Story to be released.

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