A prominent Star Wars actor has explained why he returned to make a cameo appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi’s ending after decades of not appearing in live action. spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 continue.
In the final moments of Obi-Wan Kenobi’s finale, Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi finally came face to face with his former master’s Force Ghost Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), who was killed by Darth Maul. in 1999. The Phantom Menace.
On the reasons behind his comeback, Neeson told The Hollywood Reporter (opens in a new tab)“I certainly didn’t want anyone else to play Qui-Gon Jinn, and I wanted to show my respect for George [Lucas] and that mythical world that he created.
Neeson added: “Also, Ewan [McGregor] He’s a friend, and I loved working with him on The Phantom Menace 25 years ago.”
While we haven’t seen Qui Gon-Jinn in live action for some time, his presence was deeply felt in other parts of the franchise. She was one of several voices who helped motivate Rey in her fight against Palpatine in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, while Neeson reprized his role as Qui-Gon Jinn in a handful of episodes of the animated spin-off The Rise of Skywalker. Clone Wars.
At Star Wars Celebration, it was confirmed that he would also appear in the upcoming Tales of the Jedi animated show. He will voice the Jedi Master in one episode. His son, Micheál Richardson, voices a younger Qui-Gon Jinn.
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