Even if Jar Jar Binks is not exactly one of the most acclaimed characters of Star wars, The truth is that it is an important part of the second trilogy of George Lucas and was almost played by himself Michael jackson, Pop’s king.
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Michael jackson he was always interested in being part of Star wars, considered himself a fan of the saga and asked George Lucas to give him a role. Michael wanted to be Jar Jar Binks and wearing prosthetic makeup to bring the character to life, but in the end George Lucas was not convinced by the idea and Michael Jackson lost his chance.
There are many stories like Jar Jar Binks with Michael Jackson. Here we present some other cases of famous actors and actresses who are almost part of the world of Star wars
Famous like Michael Jackson who could be part of Star wars
Before Haydeen Christensen was cast as the young Anakin Skywalker, George Lucas was looking for someone recognized for the role and his first choice was none other than Leonardo DiCaprio.
In fact, Lucas and DiCaprio met on a couple of occasions, but eventually the director decided to give someone new to the movie industry a chance. Someone who was always remembered as Skywalker and not as any other character.
Benicio del Toro was going to be the villain of Star wars
One of the most iconic scenes of all Star wars occurs in Episode 1, The Phantom Menace, when Darth Maul appears with his imposing double lightsaber. A performance that was nowhere near belonging to Benicio del Toro, who had been chosen to play Maul, but who later abandoned when he realized that the character had lost almost all his dialogues when the final script was presented.
Jodie Foster as Princess Leia
When Jodie Foster was barely a teenager, auditions for the first movie of Star wars were happening and she was one of the candidates to bring Princess Leia to life. However, she was too young and Carrie Fisher’s charisma robbed her of the opportunity to be part of the franchise.
American actor Kurt Russell auditioned for the roles of Luke Skywalker and Han Solo, but it was Mark Hamill and Harrison Ford who got the chance – do you think Kurt would have done as well as Hamill? Don’t you notice a certain resemblance between the two?
Sylvester Stallone before Rocky
Worldwide known for movies like Rambo Y Rocky, Sylvester Stallone is another famous person who was about to be part of Star wars. The latter, he confessed himself in an interview with comedian Jimmy Fallon, to whom he told that he auditioned to give life to the smuggler Han Solo in the first film of the saga.
Obviously he didn’t keep the role, but he continued to be a huge fan of the world created by George Lucas.
Definitely Star wars It would have been completely different if any of the aforementioned actors had landed their dream roles. But in the end the results were just as surprising and Star wars it will always be one of the best franchises, which you can enjoy through Disney + when including it in your current Telcel Plan or to sign up for a Disney + Max Play Plan. #All in the same place
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The next time you run out of conversation with your friends, say, “Did you know Michael Jackson was about to be Jar Jar Binks?” Believe us, you will leave them surprised.
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