So I have heard about the Jar-Jar Binks being a Sith Lord and seen some selected scenes that could prove it. So lets pretend its true. Wouldnt it be fun?
Here is how I would have revealed this to be the truth. Have Jar-Jar turn up in a very small cameo. Very small, cuz we do hate him still. And then have a hero say: “That would be like you were a sith lord”, and then have Jar-Jar say “But that would be silly” while doing a hand move and perhaps less of a stupid accent and more threatening demeanor. Then have the person repeat “Yes, that would be silly”. Then have Jar-Jar out of the movie.
That would both confirm it in a vauge way, and still not do it so on the nose that it would become stupid.
If Jar-Jar was a sith lord that would be such an amazing thing that it would save the entire prequel series for me.
It would make Jar-Jar one of the most insidious characters ever in movie history. So insidious that he was never really caught or revealed. He shouldnt even be revealed in the next trilogy. Never reveal him as the mastermind. Just imply and move on.
If Jar-Jar Binks was this incredible brilliant and evil character it would be an amazing thing. It would show us that evil may even lurk in the most innocent of corners. No one expect the fool to be the mastermind.
But mind you, this would only work if implied. To make a huge show-down in the new trilogy, to me at least, would be silly. If it wasnt revealed in the second trilogy, there is no reason to do it now.
Infact, I am tired of the trope of the master villain having a last show down. Like Wesker in Resident Evil. Such a brilliant evil character, until the 5th one where to obligatory showdown comes where… well if you played the game you know how it ends.
Point being, brilliant evil characters NEVER goes all inn. They choose to be in the background puppeteering. Why would Jar-Jar or Wesker go out in flames of glory? And why wait for 10 years in Resident Evil and 50 years in Star Wars?
No, a good villain master mind never goes into battle unless they have to. Always the minions while they flee. Not out of cowardice (but yes, kind of cowardice as well) but out of a smart strategy. In fact I hope still that Resident Evil series will reveal that Wesker didnt really do what he did in RE5, that it was all smoke and mirrors.
Here is a video that makes a good case: