As “Star Wars” fans anticipate the return of Ewan McGregor in the upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series for Disney+, another actor from that mid-period trilogy says he’d also be interested in reprising his role.
In a video interview with Collider (above), Liam Neeson was asked whether he’d heard about fans clamouring for him to revive Qui-Gon Jinn (who appeared in the first prequel film, “Star Wars: Episode I — The Phantom Menace”).
“I’ll be honest with you: I haven’t heard that at all,” Neeson replied.
In fact, Neeson appeared to be under the impression that the entire franchise was circling the drain, asking whether “‘Star Wars’ [is] starting to fade away from [the] cinema landscape, do we think?”
When informed of the multitude of Disney+ “Star Wars” projects — including “The Mandalorian” and upcoming series such as”Obi-Wan Kenobi”, “The Book of Boba Fett” and “Ahsoka” — Neeson seemed surprised.
“Ah, okay, so they’re sort of spinoffs, are they?” he replied.
Asked point-blank whether he’d be willing to appear as Qui-Gon in a flashback sequence, the “Taken” star smiled, and answered, “Sure, I’d be up for that, yeah.”