Star Wars: The Force Awakens director JJ Abrams has said he has given some thought to killing off much-maligned Episodes I-III character Jar Jar Binks to give fans some closure.

In the June issue of Vanity Fair, which focuses on the new Star Wars film, Abrams says: "I have a thought about putting Jar Jar Binks's bones in the desert there. I'm serious!" 

He continues: "Only three people will notice, but they'll love it."

The issue goes on sale digitally on Thursday May 7 and is in the shops on Tuesday May 12. 

Vanity Fair