Liam Neeson Says He Wasn’t Asked To Return For Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

Liam Neeson Says He Wasn’t Asked To Return For Obi-Wan Kenobi Series

The upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series will reunite Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan and Hayden Christensen’s Darth Vader. However, there’s at least one key figure from the Prequel trilogy who won’t be back. During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Liam Neeson shot down rumors that he would appear as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn.

“I heard Ewan McGregor was gonna do a series,” said Neeson. “No, I don’t think so. No, I haven’t been approached.”

Neeson also joked that “they don’t have enough money” to get him back. However, Neeson has already reprised his role in vocal cameos in Attack of the Clones and The Rise of Skywalker. He even guest-starred in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.

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While Qui-Gon died in The Phantom Menace, Yoda revealed that he was able to commune with him in the closing minutes of Revenge of the Sith. So while it’s not impossible for Qui-Gon to appear as a Force Ghost, Neeson would still have to be asked first.

Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse will also return as Owen and Beru Lars. Additionally, Moses Ingram, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, Benny Safdie, and Maya Erskine will co-star in the series.

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is currently filming. It will likely premiere on Disney+ in 2022.

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