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Liam Neeson Says He Would Be Stoked To Return As Qui-Gon Jinn But With One Exception

Charisa Bossinakis

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Liam Neeson Says He Would Be Stoked To Return As Qui-Gon Jinn But With One Exception

With so many shows being released in the Star Wars universe, it's no surprise Liam Neeson has been bugged about whether he could star in any of them.

In the best news ever, the actor has revealed he would reprise his role of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, but only on one condition.

While speaking with ComicBook, the Taken star revealed he's not a massive fan of the small screen.

"Oh, I think so, yeah, yeah, yeah, I think so ... 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, you know?” he said.

Credit: 20th Century Studios/20th Century Studios Home Entertainment/Alamy
Credit: 20th Century Studios/20th Century Studios Home Entertainment/Alamy

That puts to bed any rumours of Neeson appearing in Disney+’s Obi-Wan Kenobi series; unless he’s bluffing like Andrew Garfield did when he rebuffed claims he would appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home.

And we all know how that turned out.

Neeson added: “Qui-Gon, I can't believe it's 24 years since we made [Star Wars:] The Phantom Menace, I just cannot believe where the time has gone. It was a terrific experience, shooting that film in London.”

The 69-year-old actor played the beloved character in Episode I back in 1999, almost 16 years after the release of Return of the Jedi.

The film was unsurprisingly a huge success and earned US $1.027 billion at the box office.

Despite the Irish star not returning to the Star Wars universe anytime soon, many fans anticipate Hayden Christensen’s appearance as Darth Vader in the upcoming Obi-Wan series will be nothing short of epic.

During an interview with Entertainment Weekly, the show’s titular star, Ewan McGregor, revealed that seeing Christensen return as the Sith Lord was ‘spine-tingling’. 

The Moulin Rouge actor added: “It was amazing. It was just amazing to see Hayden full-stop. I’m so close to him – we’ve stayed in touch over the years, but we haven’t seen each other for a long time.

“I looked across at him and we’re on a set and… I look over at him and he’s Anakin now, and I’m Obi-Wan now, and it’s like nothing had happened.

"I didn’t see any age on his face. I just felt like the period of time between Episode III and now didn’t exist. It was so peculiar.”

Obi-Wan Kenobi will premiere on May 25 on Disney+.

Featured Image Credit: 20th Century Studios/Lucas Films

Topics: News, TV and Film, Star Wars, Disney Plus, Celebrity

Charisa Bossinakis
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