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Today Liam Neeson is known as an action star from films like «Taken», in 1999 he sliced his way through battle droids as a Jedi master and made sure that Obi-Wan got an apprentice named Anakin Skywalker. Asked by Comicbook.com if he would consider returning as Qui-Gon Jinn, Neeson replied:
«I think so, yes, yes, yes, I think so… when it comes to a movie. I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to TV I have to admit, I just love the big screen. Does that mean Qui-Gon’s much-anticipated return in the upcoming Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi is off the table, given Neeson’s explicit ban on small screens? No, you can’t conclude that, quite the opposite.
Liam Neeson wants to keep the secret
While it’s not 100% certain that the spirit of the late Jedi Master will actually appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series . However, it would be extremely surprising if Qui-Gon were absent. Liam Neeson’s response alone suggests he’ll be on the show, precisely because the 69-year-old actor is so adamant about returning to the small screen, like someone who enforces Disney’s strict non-disclosure policy.
Liam Neeson would be in the best tradition. Colleague Tatiana Maslany publicly claimed she won’t be playing She-Hulk before she’s announced as She-Hulk in the upcoming Mavel series . Andrew Garfield lied from interview to interview whenever it came to his return as Spider-Man. And Ewan McGregor never tired of saying that he hadn’t heard about his return as Obi-Wan, even though he’s had long behind-the-scenes conversations about it.
Everything points to a return of Qui-Gon
It would be surprising if Liam Neeson didn’t connect with his one-time student in Obi-Wan Kenobi as Qui-Gon, a force spirit from the afterlife. The series takes place about ten years after Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith and from the canon book Skywalker: A Family at War we know (via starwarsnewsnet.com ) that Obi-Wan is just ten years after Revenge of the Sith the Sith» learned how to contact his late master.
But you don’t have to use nerdy arguments to explain why Qui-Gon belongs in the Obi-Wan Kenobi story. It’s enough to have watched the «Star Wars» prequels: As Anakin’s discoverer, the unruly Jedi Master is firmly connected to the story of Obi-Wan and Darth Vader, and we also hear his voice briefly in » Star Wars 2: Attack of the Clones ‘ when Anakin kills the Tusken — and Yoda reveals to Obi-Wan in Star Wars 3 that his old master has found a path to immortality. Shouldn’t the old master stop by when Obi-Wan is confronted with his fallen ex-pupil again?
This is how Qui-Gon is supposed to return
Making Star Wars ‘ Star Wars scooper Jason Ward has a good hit rate when it comes to revealing early storylines for upcoming Star Wars projects. He is well networked with people who work in the production environment. When Qui-Gon returned in April 2022, he revealed that Obi-Wan initially only heard the voice of his old master — in a duel with Darth Vader. Qui-Gon encourage him to persevere.
And then, in the sixth and final episode of Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Qui-Gon Jinn will finally appear as a blue force spirit in front of his student, just as Kenobi will later appear to young Luke — and Kenobi will become powerful marvel. The series premieres exclusively on Disney+ on May 27, 2022.
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