Given the major role (however brief) that Liam Neeson’s character, Qui-Gon Jinn played in the overall Star Wars narrative it may come as a surprise to many a Star Wars Fan that Neeson hasn’t been approached to reprise his role. Neither for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series or any other announced Star Wars projects since his vocal appearances in Dave Filoni’s The Clone Wars animated series as well as 2019’s Rise of Skywalker. This is coming form an interview Neeson did with Collider. When asked about reprising his role he had this to say:
“I’ve done the voice for Qui-Gon Jinn in a couple of the animated versions of it,” He said, “I can’t remember the names of them. Myself and Sam Jackson did our Jedi knights for those. I think I did two of them. But on film, I haven’t been approached, no.”
The fan speculation that Neeson would appear in the universe again as a force ghost (especially in the case of the Kenobi series) has been prevalent in the Star Wars community since the character’s death at the hands of Darth Maul in 1999’s The Phantom Menace. Neeson had announced however that he really hasn’t been keeping up with the Star Wars hype as well as questioned the fan’s desire for him to reprise the role.
“I haven’t really been following them, to be honest,” Neeson said “I don’t know if they’ve come to an end. I heard they did a film of Harrison [Ford]’s character, Han Solo, and that there was a bit of trouble with that. What do you think? Are Star Wars fans finished with it?”
Given the hype of the Star Wars series “The Mandalorian” and the upcoming live-action “Kenobi” series, it’s safe to say that the fans are far from finished with their love for the much acclaimed franchise.
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