Liam Neeson Shares Interest In Joining Ewan McGregor For Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Show

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Qui-Gon Ginn and Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is one of the most anticipated projects set to premiere on Disney+ . This is largely thanks to Ewan McGregor returning as the title role and former co-star Hayden Christensen returning as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader . Director Deborah Chow already confirmed the audience will "definitely see Obi-Wan and Darth Vader get into it again."

The series is set to take place ten years after the Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, and, along with Christensen, Temeura Morrison is rumored to return as a Clone Trooper . Another familiar face may have just indicated his interest in reprising their role as a certain Jedi Master.


During a recent interview with Collider , Qui-Gon Ginn actor Liam Neeson revealed that he would be "up for" returning as the Jedi Master in Obi-Wan Kenobi .

When asked directly if he'd be willing to return to the role, Neeson said, "Sure, I'd be up for that, yeah." Neeson was also surprised to hear that fans are asking for his return to a Galaxy Far, Far Away: "I'll be honest with you: I haven't heard that at all."


Nothing about Neeson's quotes indicate that Qui-Gon will actually appear in Obi-Wan Kenobi, but there would be a clear explanation for his return.

During the end of Revenge of The Sith, Yoda and Obi-Wan have a very important exchange about some "training" Kenobi is set to complete. Yoda turns to Obi-Wan and says, "Master Kenobi, wait a moment. In your solitude on Tatooine, training, I have for you." Kenobi replies , "Training?" Yoda continues, "An old friend has learned the path to immortality. One who has returned from the netherworld of the Force... Your old master." Obi-Wan realizes and exclaims, "Qui-Gon?!" Yoda finishes with, "How to commune with him, I will teach you."

Qui-Gon has already appeared as a force ghost in The Clone Wars "Ghost of Mortis" episode , and fans hear his voice in Star Wars: Attack of The Clones cry out to Anakin. Even though this series is set a decade after Obi-Wan has heard about his old Master's immortality, there is an opportunity to see this "training" that was teased back in 2005. With filming still in the early stages on the upcoming Disney+ show , there is plenty of hope left in a galaxy that fans will see Master and Apprentice back together once more.

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