Liam Neeson addresses ‘Star Wars’ return rumors forward of Obi-Wan Kenobi collection for Disney+

Liam Neeson addresses 'Star Wars' return rumors ahead of Obi-Wan Kenobi series for Disney+

2021-06-10 21:21:50

Liam Neeson is shutting down rumors that he’ll reprise his position within the “Star Wars” franchise for the upcoming Disney+ collection targeted on Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Disney+ and “Star Wars” introduced earlier this 12 months that they’re forging forward with a Ewan McGregor-led collection targeted on the character that first debuted in “A New Hope” in 1977. Neeson beforehand performed Qui-Gon Jinn within the 1999 prequel movie “The Phantom Menace,” during which McGregor performed a younger model of Obi-Wan for the primary time following Alec Guinness’ portrayal within the unique trilogy. 

Neeson appeared for an interview on “Jimmy Kimmel Reside” this week to advertise his new movie “The Ice Highway” when the host received blunt about asking if the 69-year-old motion star had been requested to return to the “Star Wars” franchise. 

“I heard Ewan McGregor was going to do a collection,” Neeson stated. “No, I don’t suppose so. No, I haven’t been approached.”

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Liam Neeson denied rumors that he’ll reprise his position within the upcoming ‘Star Wars’ collection for Disney+.
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The actor then joked that Disney and Lucasfilm can’t afford him for a film. 

Kimmel took Neeson at his phrase, however made the salient level that Neeson is such a veteran actor that he might simply be mendacity to him and the comic would by no means be capable to inform. 

Nevertheless, provided that Qui-Gon met his finish by the hands of Darth Maul in “The Phantom Menace,” it might make sense that he wouldn’t be round within the TV collection. As well as, the star’s title wasn’t talked about in March when the supporting solid was introduced. 

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McGregor will probably be joined by Hayden Christensen returning as Anakin Skywalker, higher often known as the notorious Darth Vader. Different stars similar to Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Buddy, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie will seem as effectively. 

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Whereas no particulars about their respective characters have been introduced, Selection notes that Edgerton and Piesse beforehand performed Luke Skywalker’s aunt and uncle within the prequel movies, making it probably that they too will probably be reprising their roles and {that a} younger Luke Skywalker might issue into the plot. 

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The present comes on the heels of “The Mandalorian,” which debuted with the brand new streaming platform in November of 2019. It has since gone on for 2 seasons and prompted the studio to announce spinoffs which might be all set throughout the “Star Wars” universe, beginning off with “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”

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