Liam Neeson returned to the galaxy far, far away last year for a guest appearance Star Wars: Obi Wan Kenobi, but to fans who thought this just opened the door for more appearances in the franchise, the actor seemingly shot down such opportunities. Given that Neeson has said for years that he would be interested in a return to the franchise, and how he kept a close eye on the details of his return, we can’t definitively rule out such an opportunity, although it seems clear that Neeson himself isn’t as passionate about making a comeback.
When answering questions from fans for Men’s healthin response to the question of whether Neeson could appear in a spin-off prequel, Neeson stated, “No. Star Wars, no. As much as I admire them, there are so many of them now… So I’m lost on track, unfortunately, but there are too many.”
Neeson brought Qui-Gon Jinn to life in 1999 Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, with the film’s conclusion being his death at the hands of Darth Maul. Fans had largely expected Neeson to return to the franchise, based on how the franchise largely kept characters who had been killed off the radar of future projects. When The Walt Disney Company purchased Lucasfilm in 2012, it sparked a wave of new projects at the studio, not only bringing characters from every corner of the saga back to the big screen, but also developing new TV series that explored the unseen. . corners of the lives of characters such as Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett.
Although Neeson’s role in Obi Wan Kenobi was relatively small, the actor rather remembered how emotional it was to reunite ghost threat costar Ewan McGregor.
“It was Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan on a camel, a real camel, and me,” Neeson shared at a press conference last fall. “We rehearsed it before shooting it, and we just started crying, and it was wonderful. That Star Wars thing we did, ghost threat, we shot it over 25 years ago. It came out in 1999.”
While Neeson seems to have cast doubt on a return to Star Wars, McGregor has shared that he hopes to get more opportunities to play the beloved character. Stay tuned for details on the future of the Star Wars franchise.
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