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Liam Neeson Wants To Be In Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ TV Series

Liam Neeson Wants To Be In Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ TV Series

It's a fantastic time to be a Star Wars fan. Late last year, Disney dumped a hell of a lot of entertainment news on the world and said we would get 10 (yes, ten) new projects set in the galaxy far, far away.

One of those is a TV series will focus on Obi-Wan Kenobi, with Ewan McGregor reprising his cinematic role a decade and a half later.

We know the series will be set 10 years after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, with the blue lightsaber wielding Jedi exiling himself on Tatooine.

But there could be a last-minute character inclusion if Liam Neeson has anything to do with it.

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The actor, who played Obi-Wan's iconic master Qui-Gon Jinn in Episode I: The Phantom Menace, was asked whether he would be up for a cheeky cameo in the series.

He told Collider he hasn't been approached by Disney to appear in the series or even heard about the show. But when quizzed on his thoughts if that call ever came through, Neeson replied with: "Sure, I'd be up for that, yeah."

It's unclear how he would even be able to do that considering his character was pierced through the stomach with Darth Maul's double lightsaber in an epic duel in the first prequel.

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But the show could do a flashback to Obi-Wan's training day or Disney could employ a classic Star Wars trope and bring Qui Gon Jinn in as a Force Ghost.

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The series will also see another familiar face.

Hayden Christensen, who played Anakin Skywalker in Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, will be returning for the show, which sent fans into an absolute spiral.

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The actor said of the announcement: "It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker.

"Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren't on the greatest of terms when we last saw them...It will be interesting to see what an amazing director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all. I'm excited to work with Ewan again. It feels good to be back."

The series is due to start filming in March and Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy has promised it will feature 'the rematch of the century'.

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