The Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars TV show will convey again Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker for an additional showdown between apprentice and grasp – however one other prequel-era Jedi is probably in a return.
Actor Liam Neeson, when requested if he’d have an interest in reprising his function as the Episode I Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in the upcoming Disney Plus show, sounded fairly optimistic. “Sure, I’d be up for that, yeah,” he informed Collider.
Collider additionally identified to him that followers often request Neeson’s return as the character. “I’ll be honest with you: I haven’t heard that at all,” Neeson replied. Honestly, that was our response too, on the subject of revisiting the prequel trilogy – however fan notion of the prequel movies does appear to be slowly pivoting in the direction of the optimistic, doubtless due to youthful generations who received their first style of Star Wars from Episodes I-III. The prequel-era set The Clone Wars show little doubt helped their repute, too.
The Disney Plus show is predicted to have begun filming now, so if the plan was to have Qui-Gon flip up again, it in all probability would’ve occurred already. Still, Neeson did not appear notably conscious of Star Wars’ very busy future, reportedly asking Collider if “Star Wars [is] starting to fade away from [the] cinema landscape”.
The subsequent Star Wars film set for cinemas is Rogue Squadron, coming in 2023.
Should Qui-Gon return?
Our tackle the Obi-Wan Kenobi show is that it provides Lucasfilm the probability to salvage the prequels’ repute just a little bit – whereas additionally connecting the dots additional between the movies and the animated exhibits. Having Qui-Gon pop up would be a pleasant option to additional that, and the entire ‘Force Ghost’ idea basically justifies the risk of his return.
Still, like we are saying, if Neeson hasn’t already been requested, it is in all probability not on the playing cards.