Photo: Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor playing Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi in ‘Star Wars: Phantom Menace’ / Via Lucasfilm
Liam Neeson has shown interest in returning to the franchise of ‘Star Wars’ bringing to life the character he played in ‘The Phantom Menace’, Qui-Gon Jinn.
Neeson has revealed that he would like his character to appear in the new series spin-off which will be centered on the character of Obi-Wan Kenobi, who was played by Ewan McGregor, being the young Padawan of Jinn.
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Though Neeson had a short appearance in the franchise, as he only appeared in one tape where he was killed by Darth maul, the relationship Master-Padawan between Jinn and Kenobi was something that resonated in the life of the character of Mcgregor during all his life.
In a recent interview, Neeson was asked whether he would be interested in returning to his role in ‘Star Wars’ to the requests of the fans, to which he replied, « Sure, I’d love to, sure. »
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However, despite the excitement of the fans and the interest of Neeson, the Serie spin-off of Obi-Wan Kenobi will be located eight years after the events of ‘Revenge of the Sith’, which would mean that Jinn He would already have a long time of death, which would limit his participation as a possible ghost using force or in some flash-back, which have not been recurring in the franchise.