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Star Wars had been dropping heavy hints that Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn would return since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. In the closing moments of that film, Yoda mentioned Qui-Gon had “returned from the netherworld of the Force” and advised Obi-Wan to start coaching to understand him.
Seventeen years later and that dangling plot thread lastly paid off within the closing moments of Obi-Wan Kenobi. With Obi-Wan having gotten his Jedi mojo again after triumphing over Darth Vader and rededicating himself to Luke’s safety, he headed again into the Tatooine wastes, solely to see the ethereal type of his former grasp ready for him. Qui-Gon’s first phrases? “Took you long enough”.
Now McGregor has given his perspective on reuniting together with his outdated The Phantom Menace co-star after so lengthy. During an look on the Boston Fan Expo (as reported by Comicbook.com) he mentioned:
“Liam is a hero of mine. Liam has got to be, I don’t know, ten years, maybe a bit more, older than I. So when I was growing up and wanting to be an actor, I was always watching Liam Neeson’s work, and he was involved in some beautiful work as a younger actor. And so to get the chance to work with him and to have this great relationship that we got to create together is fantastic, and to get the chance to work with himself again on the series right at the end.”
Rumors are building of a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi. After all, because the present ends there’s nonetheless an honest chunk of time earlier than A New Hope. If that occurs it’d be a no brainer to characteristic the Force Ghost Qui-Gon in a extra concerned capability. Even after so many Force Ghosts in Star Wars we don’t fairly know their full talents, however even seeing him in an advisory function could be a enjoyable addition to the forged.
But earlier than then a youthful Qui-Gon will seem within the upcoming Tales of the Jedi animated shorts. Neeson will voice the older model of the character, although we’ll flashback to his youthful years the place he’ll be voiced by Micheál Richardson, Neeson’s son. Right now we don’t know when Tales of the Jedi will land, however so far as we’re involved the extra Qui-Gon in Star Wars the higher.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is streaming in full on Disney Plus.