The Daily Heat Index: The Insane Star Wars Conspiracy Theory That Actually Makes Sense

Plus, Dana Carvey stops by The Tonight Show and we get an update on the Hulk's presence in Thor 3.
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Plus, Dana Carvey stops by The Tonight Show and we get an update on the Hulk's presence in Thor 3.
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Here's a daily dose of what's heating up the internet: 

Darth Jar Jar?

Jar Jar Binks is arguably the single worst addition to the Star Wars universe, a blemish that seemed to doom the prequel trilogy to permanent status as a cinematic joke. But on redditor offers a freakishly plausible case that Jar Jar is actually a Sith lord — and, in turn, the real villain of the entire Star Wars saga.

Consider: We hate the way Jar Jar influences major plot points for the same reason we hate his physicality- it messes with our sense of realism. Two experienced Jedi on a serious mission would never actually bring someone that stupid along with them. No character that idiotic would ever really be made a general. They certainly wouldn't be made a senator. How could anyone like Jar Jar really convince the entire galaxy to abandon democracy? That's ridiculous.

These things are just the political version of his physical "luck." Inadvertent, seemingly comical bumbling that just so happens to result in astoundingly positive results. But what if it isn't inadvertent, and what if Jar Jar's meteoric rise and inexplicable influence isn't the result of dumb happenstance, but the result of extensive and careful use of force mind powers? 

Read the full theory on this sprawling, enthralling Reddit thread.

Dana Carvey Defends His Crown

Jimmy Fallon's 'Wheel of Impressions' was no match for superstar SNL impersonator Dana Carvey. Watch as the reigning king of mimicking shows the Tonight Show host how it's done.



Hulk Won't Smash Until 2017

Mark Ruffalo recently I don't know what the story is yet, but it'll be (Loki) and Thor, and then I'll be in there here and there. But I don't know any of the particulars quite yet. I've talked to Taika a little bit and I like where it's headed. ... Chris (Hemsworth) and I have a really good time together, we goof off and play around when Tom Hiddleston is around. So it'll be a lot of funny back-and-forth, especially with Taika, he does that really well. It'll have that kind of antagonistic Odd Couple-thing going on."">took to USA Todayto discuss the next time he'll turn into the Incredible Hulk on-screen. Following recent rumors of his appearance alongside Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok, the actor discussed the duo's upcoming Asgardian road trip, and how their relationship with mirror one from 'The Odd Couple.' 

"I don't know what the story is yet, but it'll be (Loki) and Thor, and then I'll be in there here and there," said Ruffalo. "But I don't know any of the particulars quite yet. I've talked to Taika a little bit and I like where it's headed. ... Chris (Hemsworth) and I have a really good time together, we goof off and play around when Tom Hiddleston is around. So it'll be a lot of funny back-and-forth, especially with Taika, he does that really well. It'll have that kind of antagonistic Odd Couple-thing going on."