Ewan McGregor Addresses Liam Neeson's Jaw-Dropping Return as Qui-Gon Jinn

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The Star Wars franchise's Obi-Wan Kenobi series saw the on-screen reunion of Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson who made his only live-action appearance in 1999's The Phantom Menace. Understandably, fans were filled with delight after seeing the Jedi Master and his mentor Qui-Gon Jinn once more and unsurprisingly, so was McGregor.

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Appearing at the Fan Expo event in Boston (via ComicBook), the Star Wars legend finally addressed his much-talked-about reunion with Neeson, over 20 years after Episode I's release. He shared: "Liam is a hero of mine. Liam has got to be, I don't know, ten years, maybe a bit more, older than I. So when I was growing up and wanting to be an actor, I was always watching Liam Neeson's work, and he was involved in some beautiful work as a younger actor."

Ewan continued: "And so to get the chance to work with him and to have this great relationship that we got to create together is fantastic, and to get the chance to work with himself again on the series right at the end."

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Despite the fact Lucasfilm has yet to green light Obi-Wan Kenobi for a second season, the show's ending alone seems to be a dead giveaway that Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon's Force Ghost will embark on a new journey together. They'd be foolish not to bring Neeson back in a full-time role anyway.

All episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi are available for streaming on Disney+.