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Liam Neeson “would be willing” to play Qui-Gon Jinn in spin-off

In the face of a promising Star Wars revival (thank you Baby Yoda), the possibilities expand to explore previously unreleased stories within the canon, whether in film or television. But regularly fan approval is won through an ingenious balance between the new and the familiar, so Disney had better not skimp on nostalgia. For example, how about securing the return of the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn what Liam Neeson immortalized in Episode I: The Phantom Menace? For now, the actor has declared himself open to such a possibility.

As part of the promotion of Liam Neeson’s adrenaline-pumping upcoming film, The Protector, Collider asked the Irishman if he would be interested in putting himself in Qui-Gon Jinn’s shoes again, considering that fans have expressed interest in him doing so.

I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t heard that at all [que los fanáticos deseen su regreso a Star Wars]”Replied the Oscar nominee. “Sure, I would like [interpretarlo de nuevo] but I wonder if Star Wars is starting to disappear from the movie scene«.

Although Neeson did not expose his bases to ask that question, undoubtedly many warsies or mere moviegoers share that concern due to the unfavorable reception that the most recent installments of Star Wars have had on the big screen (except for Rogue One). To this is added that the acclaimed The Mandalorian opened the doors for Disney to seriously consider making streaming the main platform of the franchise, above theaters.

While the future of Star Wars includes two feature film projects respectively directed by Patty Jenkins and Taika Waititi, the highlight lies in the ten television series that were announced or confirmed at the end of 2020. One of them —definitely the most anticipated— is the Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off, which will be set ten years after the events of Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. Ewan McGregor will return as the Jedi Master, while Hayden Christensen will assume the role of Darth Vader.

With that emblematic duo of actors, there would still be room for Liam Neeson to complete the winning third in that upcoming Disney Plus show. After all, Qui-Gon’s return would be highly justified since he would have become a Force ghost, with the possibility of contacting his former Padawan exiled on the planet Tatooine.

Collider having that background, and having explained it briefly to Neeson in the recent interview, he commented that «Of course, I would be willing to do that [interpretar al mentor de Obi-Wan]», in case the House of the Mouse or Lucasfilm invite you to be part of a spin-off.

In previous statements, Liam Neeson claimed not to have yet received any proposal to rejoin Star Wars, in addition to the fact that he stopped tracking contemporary productions of the franchise. After those little hopeful comments, it’s good to know that at least the actor is willing to travel to a galaxy far, far away again.

He Obi-Wan Kenobi spin-off (untitled) will feature Deborah Chow in the director’s chair. There is no tentative release date yet.

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Toño Guzmán I have a very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to lose myself too. Preferably in a movie theater.