Liam Neeson Interested to Join the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Cast

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By Elazje Carillo | More Articles Managing Editor
January 13, 2021  03:43 PM

The confirmation of 10 new Star Wars projects at the Disney Investor Day on December 2020 opened a whole new world of opportunities for the franchise.  One of those projects includes the highly-anticipated and upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+. The series will star Ewan McGregor, as well as the return of Star Wars alumni Hayden Christensen.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+ will see the return of several Star Wars veterans, including Ewan McGregor because of the titular Jedi Master, as well as Deborah Chow as director. Now, another actor said he'd like to join the show and return to the galaxy far, far away. Liam Neeson revealed in an interview with Collider that he is interested in joining the Obi-Wan Kenobi cast and reprise his role as Qui-Gon.

Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon

Neeson played Qui-Gon in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Qui-Gon served as the Jedi Master to McGregor's Obi-Wan. Qui-Gon discovered and brought Anakin Skywalker to the Jedi Order, believing that Anakin would bring balance to the Force. However, before he could train the young Skywalker, he died in a lightsaber duel with Sith Lord Darth Maul. Neeson later voiced  Qui-Gon in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as on Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Neeson was told in the interview that fans want him to come back as Qui-Gon. Neeson asked Collider if, "Star Wars [is] starting to fade away from [the] cinema landscape." The interviewers assured him that Star Wars is bigger than ever. After telling Neeson about the big plans set for the Star Wars universe, he was asked if he would be interested to join the Obi-Wan Kenobi cast as Qui-Gon as a cameo or in a flashback. With a smile, Neeson responded, "Sure, I'd be up for that, yeah."

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series will happen during the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: A New Hope. It'll feature the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy teased at an epic duel between Vader and Kenobi.

Neeson's new movie, The Marksman, is set to be released on January 15.

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Elazje Carillo Elazje spent her childhood with DC cartoons and her teenage years with Marvel movies. She has loved the fantasy and sci-fi genres ever since she started reading books. Her love for reading and fiction has led her to take on Literature as a college degree. She pursued a career doing what she loves since she was a child. By the way, her love for movies makes her aspire to become a filmmaker.
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