Last month, Lucasfilm announced that Hayden Christensen has signed on to the Obi-Wan Kenobi series opposite Ewan McGregor. Christensen played Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in the Star Wars prequels, while McGregor portrayed a younger Obi-Wan. At the moment, only McGregor and Christensen are confirmed for the show. However, McGregor’s onscreen mentor, Liam Neesson, sounds like he’s willing to come back as well.
In The Phantom Menace, Neeson played Qui-Gon Jin, a Jedi Master who trained Obi-Wan and intended to train Anakin as well. Although Qui-Gon died in his only onscreen appearance, Neeson has previously returned to via vocal performances. When Collider recently asked Neeson if he would be willing to appear in a flashback sequence for Obi-Wan, he made his feelings clear.
“Sure, I’d be up for that, yeah,” said Neeson.
It’s also interesting to see that Neeson has not kept up with Star Wars‘ current pop culture status. He reportedly asked Collider’s Allie Gemmill if Star Wars was starting to fade away from the cinema landscape. Neeson was apparently surprised to learn about Disney’s big plans for Star Wars TV series and films.
The last time Neeson participated in the franchise was for three episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Joby Harold will write the Obi-Wan series, which will be directed by Deborah Chow. Production will begin later this year.
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