Liam Neeson returned to the “Star Wars” universe with a short cameo in final yr’s Disney+ restricted sequence “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” Granted, it lasted two strains of dialogue, nevertheless it occurred nonetheless. However don’t anticipate Neeson to return for a Qui-Gon Jinn sequence any time quickly. Selection experiences that Neeson isn’t eager on the concept for one foremost motive: there’s an excessive amount of “Star Wars” stuff now, and all the spinoffs are “diluting” the franchise’s mystique.
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Neeson made his feedback on the February 16 episode of “Watch What Occurs Dwell!,” the place he was a visitor with Paul Rudd. “No, I’m not,” Neeson responded when requested if he’d return to play Qui-Gon once more. “There’s so many spinoffs of “Star Wars.” It’s diluting it to me, and it’s taken away the thriller and the magic in a bizarre manner.” So, straight from the actor’s mouth: don’t anticipate Neeson’s Jedi grasp again onscreen anymore.
It seems like Neeson has modified his tune a bit from final yr. After his transient return in “Obi-Wan Kenobi” final summer time, the actor informed ComicBook.com that he would contemplating enjoying Qui-Gon Jinn once more, however solely in a film, not a TV sequence. “Oh, I feel so, yeah, yeah, yeah, I feel so…if it was a movie,” Neeson stated in that interview. “Yeah, I’m a little bit of a snob in terms of TV, I need to admit. I identical to the massive display screen, ? Qui-Gon, I can’t consider it’s 24 years since we made “The Phantom Menace,” I simply can’t consider the place the time has gone. It was a terrific expertise, capturing that movie in London.”
With all the numerous “Star Wars” content material out now over numerous media platforms, it’s no shock Neeson feels the way in which he does. Together with the current new trilogy of “Star Wars” movies, there’s additionally been “Rogue One” and “Solo.” Then there’s the plethora of Disney+ sequence, together with “The Mandalorian,” which has its third season premiere on March 1, “The Ebook Of Boba Fett,” “Andor,” and “Kenobi.” Much more are on the way in which, too, together with “Ashoka,” “The Acolyte,” and “Skeleton Crew.” After which there’s all the animated sequence within the “Star Wars” universe, too. So, no, Neeson’s not off-base in his apart that possibly the franchise’s magic is gone as a result of there’s now manner an excessive amount of of it.
Take a peek at Neeson’s interview on “Watch What Occurs Dwell!” beneath. Sorry, “Star Wars” followers: the additional live-action adventures of Qui-Gon Jinn aren’t occurring.