Posted Nov 30 2015 — 2:15 PM EST
That Star Wars fan conjecture suggesting Jar Jar Binks was a Sith designer and a franchise’s pivotal evildoer went viral? Count J.J. Abrams as a fan.
During a Sirius XM Town Hall on Monday, a Star Wars: Force Awakens executive was asked to bring his favorite bit of fan speculation, and he went right to Jar Jar. “I’m certain there are some we don’t know, though a one we listened that we consider is so good is a Jar Jar is a Sith one,” Abrams said.
The conjecture was initial posted by Reddit user Lumpawarroo final month, and explained in good fact how a barbarous sidekick introduced by George Lucas in Star Wars: Episode we – The Phantom Menace was indeed pulling strings for a Sith (and could even be Supreme Leader Snoke, Andy Serkis’ impression in The Force Awakens).
“There was this unbelievably extensive analysis, in a really severely thought-out way, as to because it’s apparently loyal that he is [evil],” Abrams said. “That to me is remarkable.”
The Sirius XM Town Hall with J.J. Abrams, hosted by PEOPLE and EW editorial executive Jess Cagle, will premiere Dec. 14 during 6 p.m. ET on EW Radio Sirius XM 105. Find out some-more about Star Wars: The Force Awakens in a video below.