Star Wars Teases Qui-Gon Jinn's Role In Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ Series

By Aeron Mer Eclarinal Updated:
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The Skywalker Saga might be over, but it's clear that there are still story beats that have yet to be unearthed. That being said, an upcoming Disney+ series in the form of Obi-Wan Kenobi will further shed some light on the narrative through the perspective of the titular Jedi Knight. 

Directed by The Mandalorian's Deborah Chow, the limited series will see the return of Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and it will revolve around the time when he watched over a young Luke Skywalker in Tatooine. On top of that, the show will also feature the return of Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader, setting the stage for a potential rematch between the two former friends

Aside from the main premise of Obi-Wan Kenobi, other plot details are still being kept under wraps, but fans do know that the show will showcase a massive ensemble of stars.

Now, it seems that a major figure from the prequels will also join Obi-Wan's next adventure. 


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Reddit user ScoutTheTrooper uncovered evidence that Liam Neeson's Qui-Gon Jinn will appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi Disney+ series.

As pointed out by Reddit user NumidianPrime, an excerpt from Skywalker: A Family At Wara fictional biography about the Skywalkers that is canon to the saga, revealed that it took Qui-Gon Jinn ten years to become a Force Ghost. 

The full excerpt can be seen below: 

“Before he and Yoda had parted ways, the old Jedi revealed that Obi-Wan's beloved master Qui-Gon Jinn had returned from the netherworld of the Force, manifesting his concious mind even after death. It took 10 years, but eventually Obi-Wan was able to commune with his dearest friend, resurrected within the cosmic Force. “

Given that Obi-Wan Kenobi is confirmed to take place 10 years after Revenge of the Sith, it's reasonable to assume that this could be a tease at Jinn's Force Ghost appearance in the Disney+ series.


Ever since the Obi-Wan Kenobi series was announced, the appearance of Qui-Gon Jinn became a hot topic among Star Wars fans. This latest piece of evidence should boost fan speculation even more while also dialing hype for the upcoming Disney+ series. 

In Star Wars canon, it makes narrative sense for Qui-Gon to appear, especially after it was heavily teased during Revenge of the Sith.

During the conversation about the next steps for Luke and Leia, Yoda told Obi-Wan that he will have training while in “solitude” in Tatooine, revealing that his “old master” has returned from the “netherworld of the Force:”

Yoda: "In your solitude on Tatooine, training I have for you."

Obi-Wan: "Training?"

Yoda: "An old friend has been the path to immortality. One who has returned from the netherworld of the Force, your old master." 

Obi-Wan: "Qui-Gon?"

Yoda: "How to commune with him, I will teach you..."

In many ways, it's safe to say that Obi-Wan Kenobi will showcase the reunion of the two friends, and it will be interesting to see how it will go down. To this day, Qui-Gon serves as an important piece of Obi-Wan's journey, and it would be fitting for the character to give his mentee some words of advice on how to move forward and protect Luke.

After all, Obi-Wan considers Anakin's turn to the Dark Side one of his greatest failures, and a helping hand in the form of Qui-Gon will be essential for the character's evolution before A New Hope

In addition, the Force Ghost technique is one of the intriguing elements in Star Wars lore, and it looks like Obi-Wan Kenobi will be given the chance to finally show a deep dive about it. 

Overall, the inclusion of Qui-Gon is no doubt a welcome sight for Obi-Wan Kenobi since it gives a sense of nostalgia for fans while also helping the titular character reach his pinnacle.

- About The Author: Aeron Mer Eclarinal
Aeron is a news/features writer and Content Lead for The Direct who has been working for the site since March 2020. From writing about the inter-connectivity of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to having an extended knowledge about DC TV's Arrowverse, Aeron's expertise has since expanded into the realm of reality TV, K-drama, animated, and live-action shows from Netflix,  Disney+, Prime Video, MGM+, Peacock, Paramount+, and Max. When he isn't writing and watching all things MCU, Aeron is heavily invested with the NBA (go Celtics!) and occasionally watches thrilling matches in the WWE.