Did Star Wars director Rian Johnson just back our favourite Jar Jar Binks fan theory?

Is the Gungan really Sith Lord?

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There’s a much-shared Star Wars fan theory that Jar Jar Binks is not the clumsy, kind-hearted – albeit highly irritating – outcast we thought he was. Instead, he’s supposedly the most powerful Sith Lord in the galaxy. 

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The most insane internet theory of all time? Maybe. Or maybe not. 

Rian Johnson, writer and director of upcoming adventure Star Wars: Episode VIII, has just made a nod to the popular theory, tweeting:

What does this mean for the future of the Star Wars franchise? Who knows. But here’s the fan theory explained if this wonder from the world wide web has passed you by:

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Star Wars: Episode VIII is scheduled for release in December 2017