Jar Jar Binks blazed onto the screen in 1999 among much controversy. Many fans hated him, stating that he was one of the biggest reasons why they didn't like the movie. But, most kids seemed to like him. Then, in AOTC, his screen time was reduced significantly...to about 5 min...but he played a pivotal role in granting Palaptine more power, so his presence seemed justified. Now, in ROTS, his screentime will probably be reduced even more, if he even appears at all. Something to consider: Boba Fett's fate was revealed in AOTC simply because the fans love him. Lucas himself has said that Fett's overwhelming reception was a happy accident. He was never intended to be anything more than the Bounty Hunter who caught Han Solo back when ESB was made. So, Lucas listened to his fans in that case, and gave Boba Fett (and his dad) a significant role in the origins of the Clone Wars. Do you think that George did the same in Jar Jar's case, but in reverse? Did fan backlash prompt Lucas to reduce Jar Jar's role in the Series (which he would never admit publicly if that was the case, of course)? Or did Lucas always plan to cut down his screentime as the series went on, regardless of what fan reception was? Remember, I want to hear what you guys really think, not just what Lucas has said or not said about the matter.