Liam Neeson Talks His Celebrity Wars Qui-Gon Jinn Go back – The Hollywood Reporter

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[This story contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi.] 

Qui-Gon Jinn has returned.

Celebrity Wars fanatics have been floored on Wednesday when Liam Neeson made his go back to a galaxy a long way, a long way away within the sequence finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+.

Within the remaining second of the Celebrity Wars miniseries, Neeson returned (in live-action shape, as he did voice the nature in Celebrity Wars: The Clone Wars) to the franchise for the primary time since Celebrity Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Risk (1999) as Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn. It were teased because the premiere episode that Qui-Gon would possibly make an look, however there was once by no means any ensure. And given how a lot time has handed since Neeson ultimate performed the nature, it was once arduous to resolve his pastime in donning his Jedi gowns another time.

The Academy Award-nominated actor informed The Hollywood Reporter that his determination to go back to the franchise was once for quite a few causes.

“I surely didn’t need any individual else enjoying Qui-Gon Jinn, and I sought after to turn my appreciate for George [Lucas] and that legendary global that he created,” Neeson informed THR. “Plus, Ewan [McGregor] is a chum, and I beloved operating with him all over The Phantom Risk 25 years in the past.”

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Ewan McGregor, Liam Neeson in STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE, 1999.
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Within the 1999 movie, Qui-Gon was once Obi-Wan’s grasp, and thru a sequence of occasions, the pair of Jedi discovered Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) on Tatooine. No longer lengthy after serving to to protected Anakin’s freedom, Qui-Gon was once killed all over a lightsaber duel with Darth Maul (Ray Park).

Neeson has famous in years previous that he was once all the time partial to the movie and tuned out the preliminary grievance, which has since subsided with a era of fanatics being somewhat keen on The Phantom Risk, Assault of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith.

“I really like [Phantom Menace],” Neeson informed Andy Cohen on SiriusXM channel Radio Andy in 2020. “I’m pleased with it and proud to had been part of it. I were given to be a Jedi. I were given to play with the ones glorious lightsabers and stuff. It was once terrific, Andy, it in point of fact was once.”

As for Neeson’s go back to the franchise, fanatics had been ready with bated breath ever since Yoda (Frank Oz.) informed Obi-Wan in Revenge of the Sith that he would train him how to connect to his past due grasp’s Pressure ghost. On Wednesday, that planted seed in the end bloomed.

All the Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence is streaming now on Disney+.

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