Liam Neeson reveals whether or not he'd return to 'Star Wars'


Liam Neeson isn't opposed to taking another crack at a "Star Wars" role, but he admits he thinks the franchise is starting to "fade away" from the big screen.

Neeson played Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi's mentor in the 1999 film "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace." In an interview with Collider, Neeson was shocked to learn that fans are still hoping to see his "Star Wars" return.

"I'll be honest with you, I haven't heard that at all," Neeson said upon learning that fans wanted to see him return for the role.

When asked if he would ever consider returning for a miniseries featuring the character, Neeson replied, "Sure, I'd like to but I'm wondering if 'Star Wars' is starting to fade away from the cinema landscape, do you think?"

Unfortunately for Neeson, his character died at the end of "The Phantom Menace" in a duel with the Sith. He urged Obi-Wan to promise to take on Anakin Skywalker as a Jedi apprentice.

That being said, the unfortunate storyline of Neeson's character doesn't rule out a spin-off series for the actor.

Neeson, upon hearing of Ewan McGregor's upcoming "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series on Disney+, said, "Oh, so they are sort of spinoffs are they?" He smiled and continued, "I'd be up for that! Yeah."

The upcoming "Obi-Wan Kenobi" series is set to begin 10 years after the third movie in the prequel trilogy, "Revenge of the Sith." Hayden Christensen is set to reprise his role as Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

"It'll be fun to play again," McGregor said in a January interview with The Hollywood Reporter.

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