Liam Neeson Confirms He’s Returning To Play Qui-Gon Jinn And Fans Have Gone Wild
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Liam Neeson has confirmed he is officially returning to the Star Wars franchise in one hell of an iconic role.
Fans have been sent into overdrive following the Star Wars Celebration event, with Lucasfilm unveiling several new trailers, projects, and hints to send super fans into a tizzy.
One of those projects will see Neeson reprise his role as Qui-Gon Jinn, the green lightsaber-wielding Jedi Knight.
However, it's worth noting that Neeson's return is only a voiceover.
He will appear in Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, which is an animated series set to drop on Disney+, according to IndieWire.
The one-off episodes will explore the backstories of some of the biggest characters from the Star Wars franchise, including Count Dooku, Mace Windu, Anakin Skywalker, and Ahsoka.
Fans have been hoping for years that we would see Qui-Gon on our screens once more after he was killed in Episode I: A Phantom Menace, so any news is good news.
Neeson, however, has been a bit cheeky in some comments he made earlier this year in regards to returning to the franchise.
"If it was a film. Yeah, I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to TV, I must admit. I just like the big screen," Neeson said.
Well, here he is returning to television, so we have to wonder if he was trying to throw us off the scent here. Cheeky sod.
I just don't know. The whole show has hit every note but one for me honestly. I am excited for the return of Qui Gon. I also need a Vader Kenobi fight.— Cam'Ron54 (@Dlock54) May 30, 2022
does anyone stay dead in star wars? At this point I'm thinking Qui-gon could have survived his stab wound, hm.— P R E C I O U S :) (@Preciouslyxo) May 30, 2022
Fans took to social media to share their excitement.
One said: "Been waiting for Dooku and Qui-Gon stories for years!"
A second added: "I am excited for the return of Qui-Gon. I also need a Vader/Kenobi fight."
While a third did raise a good question: "Does anyone stay dead in Star Wars?"
Lucasfilm unveiled several other trailers and new projects, including the first look at Star Wars: Andor.
We've also received the news that The Mandalorian’s third season is coming, plus the first trailer for Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Survivor appears to have a major connection to the Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series.
The first episodes of that new show dropped only days ago and are currently being lapped up by keen-as-mustard viewers.
Star Wars nuts also got a peek into how the creators of The Mandalorian designed Baby Yoda and, let me tell you, he was not always as cute as he ended up on screen.
The panel shared various stages of the design for Grogu, including one with pretty bizarre-looking human-type eyes.