Liam Neeson Interested to Join the Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi Cast

Lawrence Kim
January 14, 2021

Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi does not have an official premiere date yet, but it is expected to begin shooting in early 2021. Late a year ago, Disney dumped a hell of a lot of entertainment news on the world and said we would get 10 (yes, ten) new projects set in the galaxy far, far away.

As well as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Disney has several other Star Wars projects in development, including a third season of The Mandalorian, a Boba Fett spin-off series, and a film from Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi.

As previously reported, prequel star Ewan McGregor will reprise his role as Kenobi in the forthcoming series, and Hayden Christensen is coming back too.

Currently, Liam Neeson has several interesting projects such as The Ice Road, where he will play a driver specialized in ice who must come to the rescue of trapped miners, in what is an nearly impossible mission.

Surprisingly, since the Disney+ series "Obi-Wan" was announced, there hasn't been any word on whether Liam Neeson will be returning to play Qui-Gonn Jinn, but now we have some clarity as to why that is - chiefly, because nobody's asked him to.

When asked about the calls from Star Wars fans to bring back the character of Qui-Gon, Neeson told Collider: "I'll be honest with you: I haven't heard that at all". With a smile, Neeson responded, "Sure, I'd be up for that, yeah". After his tragic death at the hands of Darth Maul (Ray Park), Obi-Wan Kenobi took over from Anakin Skywalker.

The actor said of the announcement: "It was such an incredible journey playing Anakin Skywalker".

"Of course, Anakin and Obi-Wan weren't on the greatest of terms when we last saw them.It will be interesting to see what an awesome director like Deborah Chow has in store for us all". This program will bring Ewan McGregor back as the famous Jedi and it is already speculated that we will be able to see Darth Vader again and even some young Luke and Leia.

The series is due to start filming in March and Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy has promised it will feature "the rematch of the century".

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