One of the most-anticipated shows this year is the Obi-Wan Kenobi series which will feature Ewan McGregor's return as the titular role and his journey between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. Just like every other upcoming Star Wars project, the exact plot details of the series are still under wraps although a lot of fans are speculating that some prequel characters might show up. Now, it looks that might actually be the case.
The Bespin Bulletin recently did a follow-up report about a rumor from weeks ago that Qui-Gon Jinn will be making an appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi. In the initial rumor, it was unknown at that time if his appearance will be through voice or an actual physical presence. Now, the site has claimed that they've heard that Qui-Gon will be appearing physically in the series, presumably as a force ghost.
We do have to take note that this news didn't come from the major trades nor officially announced by Lucasfilm and Disney+ so we have to take this with a grain of salt. Assuming that it is true, it would not be surprising if Quin-Gon does appear in the series as a force ghost given his close association with the titular character. The report also didn't indicate if Liam Neeson will be reprising the role, but we can presume that it would be the case since the actor has previously expressed his interest in playing the role again.
It is exciting if it's true that Quin-Gon Jinn will be making a comeback in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. While his presence in the franchise was short-lived due to his death in The Phantom Menace, he still became a fan favorite and a lot were hoping that perhaps he can show up at some point in the live-action projects. It seems that it might actually be the case now. Of course, we won't hear any confirmation until the series finally airs in which he might make a surprise appearance. As shown by previous Star Wars shows, they can definitely pull off a surprise like this.
The series will star McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Joel Edgerton, and Bonnie Piesse reprising their respective roles from the prequel films. They are joined by franchise newcomers Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O'Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, and Maya Erskine. Deborah Chow directed all episodes.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to premiere on Disney+ on May 25, the 45th anniversary of the original film.