Is Jar Jar Binks actually coming to Call of Duty? Here’s the deal

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An Instagram post from American actor Ahmed Best shared a picture on his Instagram suggesting a major collaboration between Star Wars and Activision, with many thinking it’s indicative of Jar Jar Binks coming to Call of Duty.

Best is best known for providing the voice and motion capture for the controversial Jar Jar Binks in the Star Wars prequel trilogies and taking on the less-unpopular role of Jedi Master Kelleran Beq in Star Wars: The Mandalorian Season 3. He’s no stranger to video games either, reprising those roles in video game adaptations of Star Wars and lending his voice to The Last of Us Part 2 and Fallout 76.

There are an abundance of Star Wars games and Best has played a slew of different roles but the direct reference to Jar Jar Binks and Activision, a company that hasn’t made a Star Wars game in years, has some wondering if a collab with Call of Duty is coming. Here’s the situation, and how legitimate those fan theories might be.

Is Jar Jar Binks coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3?

There is no indication that Jar Jar Binks or any other Star Wars characters are being added to Call of Duty. However, Jar Jar Binks’ actor strongly indicated that he is working with Activision on something Star Wars-related.

Fans have pointed out that the actor often uses these hashtags in his posts, but not on everything, and they believe the choice is deliberate this time. It should also be noted that Best shared a follow-up photo of an Activision office from Anamaria Musca, which might add some weight to the theory that Activision is involved in Best’s upcoming Star Wars project, whatever it is.

Activision has released several Star Wars games in the past, but EA signed a 10-year deal that ran from 2013 to 2023 that saw Activision boxed out of doing so for a decade. The deal ran out last year and multiple publishers have Star Wars projects in the works, including three AAA games from larger publishers, but Activision is not known to be among them. There also haven’t been any reports or rumors that Activision and Disney came to terms on a deal.

Assuming Best wasn’t simply trolling his followers and that there hasn’t been a secret deal struck between Activision and Disney that saw a major release go deep into development within a year, adding Star Wars skins to Call of Duty would make sense. This is especially the case with Call of Duty getting progressively wackier in terms of what it includes as skins. However, a Jar Jar Binks skin in Call of Duty likely wouldn’t require the actor to travel to the company to do motion capture work, so purist fans likely don’t have to worry about this.

Is Activision making a Star Wars game?

Activision has not announced that it is creating a Star Wars video game.

With the EA-Disney deal done, there are multiple notable Star Wars games in development. Ubisoft is currently working on Star Wars Outlaws while Quantic Dream is making Star Wars Eclipse. A remake of Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has been in development for some time now, but there’s no word on what’s going on with it or when it may come out.

That said, there’s nothing linking Activision to the Star Wars franchise. Disney was reportedly shopping the rights to Star Wars to multiple video game publishers during the deal, but it’s unknown whether things moved forward with Activision.

Activision’s development efforts have been slowly consolidated into turning out new Call of Duty games, so it’s unclear whether the publisher would have the bandwidth to handle a major project outside that.

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Written by Mohamed Hassan

Mohamed still treasures his time playing games on the original PlayStation, speedrunning through the Megaman X games and replaying acclaimed role-playing game Chrono Cross countless times. Since then, his love for JRPGs and platformers has only grown and is among the driving forces behind his passion for writing about video games. He has previously written for DualShockers and Same Old Gaming, and he can be found on Twitter / X at @Weltschmerz2887.

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