I'm not the only one with a Gungan death wish. Donald Brown thinks that not all hope has been lost for AOTC:
As for Jar-Jar – I suspect he's going to undergo a serious metamorphosis next
movie. Not, “gee, how did Jar Jar get so smart between movies,” but there will be an event that will change him. Even though I think Lucas screwed up in the way he handled him, I think he's got specific plans for him.
My plans include watching something wherein Jar-Jar is actually a Jedi knight of some sort. Has anybody seen or heard of this? No, not The Phantom Edit. It's the Phantom RE-Edit. A friend told me about it on Christmas Eve. Hacking movies is what all the cool kids are doing.