Despite being excited for Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan series on Disney +, Liam Neeson admits he’s a bit confused by all the new Star Wars spinoffs.
In a recent interview, Liam Neeson spoke candidly about the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff series currently in production with Ewan McGregor. Neeson, whose last film The ice road recently released on Netflix, joined the Star Wars saga of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in 1999 The Phantom Menace. This first entry in the prequel trilogy also featured Ewan McGregor as Qui-Gon’s Padawan apprentice and a younger version of Sir Alec Guinness’s iconic Jedi Master.
Originally conceived as a single theatrical film in the same vein as the other Star Wars spinoff movies, Rogue one Y Only, Rumors of an Obi-Wan-centric project had been circulating on fan forums since 2013. While Ewan McGregor had previously been contacted to reprise his role from the prequels in 2015, he was asked to maintain confidentiality until the announcement. formal. of the Obi-Wan Kenobi at the 2019 D23 Expo. Established 10 years after the events of Revenge of the Sith, which saw the destruction of the Jedi Order and the rise of the Galactic Empire, the series will also see Hayden Christensen return to his role as Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader.
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While various details about Obi-Wan Kenobi They’ve surfaced in recent months, many are eager to see if Neeson is ready to provide a cameo as a force ghost from Kenobi’s former mentor as well. During a recent interview with Collider, Neeson was asked if he was surprised by how many people asked him about the show and if he ever did. “get that call from Disney”. See Neeson’s answer below:
“Is named Obi Wan, right or Obi-Wan Kenobi? They haven’t contacted me to be honest. I know there are so many derivatives now. I’m a bit confused, I must admit… I remember being in Belfast, at the theater, having a day off and going to see it, the first one, I think it was Episode IV, I think. With Harrison, Mark and Carrie, of course … And it was totally unique, incredibly entertaining. Not once did I think that I might be a part of this somewhere in the future, but it’s still going strong. And since I say there are all these spin-offs and I’m not surprised there’s an Obi-Wan and Ewan spin-off there. I really want to see it “.
Given that Qui-Gon was canonically the first Jedi to join the Force in a way that allowed his consciousness to return after death, Neeson’s potential return as a Force Ghost has been one of the most persistent fan theories. about the series. While the actor’s admission that Lucasfilm hasn’t reached out to him will disappoint many fans eager to see him return as the Jedi Master, it’s likely unlikely to put an end to the rumors anyway. After all, as many theoretical fans will be the first to point out, Ewan McGregor had been actively denying his return as Obi-Wan for four years before it was officially confirmed.
Whether or not Qui-Gon returns, Neeson’s confusion over the growing number of spin-offs in the franchise is understandable. Since Disney first bought Lucasfilm in 2012, they have been responsible for producing more live action. Star Content wars under the brand in nine years, than had ever been done in decades under George Lucas’ leadership. The sheer volume of content currently being produced, with stories set in many different eras, is a treasure trove for devoted fans, but raises questions for casual viewers who may not be as familiar with the burgeoning. Star Wars timeline. However, one thing is for sure when Obi-Wan Kenobi finally airing on Disney +, both hardcore and casual fans are sure to see it.
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