Star Wars rumors: Liam Neeson to return as Qui-Gon Jinn?


Liam Neeson may be interested in returning as Qui-Gon Jinn in future Star Wars content, according to recent Star Wars rumors.

With rumors of an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars film buzzing across the galaxy, Ewan McGregor has spiked our interest ten-fold, where he’s expressed over and over again that he would return as the Jedi Master, if asked by Lucasfilm. McGregor is no doubt teasing us fans, where he now resembles the Obi-Wan Kenobi look last seen by him during Revenge of the Sith. 

Recently, Liam Neeson joined the party, expressing subtle interest in reprising the role of Qui-Gon Jinn in future Star Wars content — which no doubt stirs the hornet’s nest of these Obi-Wan Kenobi rumors.

"This is the first time I’m hearing of this. No one’s been in touch with me. I know in the Star Wars world anything is possible."

It sure is, Mr. Neeson, with the Force working in mysterious ways. Apparently, Neeson is aware of the subtleties of the Force, reminiscing about time’s past.

"The Phantom Menace, I died but we know, you know, Jedis come back and stuff."

Jedi sure do come back from the netherworld of the Force, with your character the first known Jedi to accomplish such task. In Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Qui-Gon Jinn appears to Yoda audibly, manifesting only through images of bright light. Not to be outdone, Obi-Wan even communicates with Qui-Gon during the same era, but it’s unknown whether that was truly him or not, due to the vision taking place on the strange “planet” Mortis.

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Briefly, in the novel Ahsoka, we are taken to Tatooine where Qui-Gon speaks to Obi-Wan, much like Kenobi does with Luke during the conclusion of A New Hope. For an Obi-Wan film, we would receive this version of Qui-Gon, since the only time he physically appears to Obi-Wan isn’t until the events of the original Star Wars film. 

We discover that in the canon novel From a Certain Point of View, where Qui-Gon fully manifests to the hermit Obi-Wan again on Tatooine, where the two discuss Luke Skywalker’s future, as well as the present state of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader.

Whether these Star Wars rumors are true or not, it’s enough to get the Midchlorians flowing, bringing more excitement for this potential film.

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Hopefully, an announcement for an Obi-Wan Kenobi film arrives soon, which is what Star Wars fans really want. What in the Force are you waiting for, Lucasfilm?