[This story contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi.]
Qui-Gon Jinn is back.
Star Wars Fans were on the dance floor on Wednesday when Liam Neeson returned to a galaxy in the series finale. Obi wan Kenobi on Disney+.
in the last moments Star Wars The Neeson miniseries returns to the series for the first time since Star Wars: Episode One – The Phantom Menace (1999) as Jedi Knight Qui-Gon Jinn (live action; he also lent his voice Star Wars The Clone Wars). From the very first episode, it was mocked that Qui-Gon might appear, but there was no guarantee. Considering how long it’s been since Neeson last played the character, it’s hard to say how much he cares about wearing his Jedi robes again.
The Oscar-nominated actor said: Hollywood reporter He decided to return to the franchise for a number of reasons.
“I definitely don’t want anyone else to play Qui-Gon Jinn and I wanted to show my respect to George. [Lucas] And that mythical world he created,” said Neeson THR. “Except Ivan [McGregor] He’s a friend and I loved working with him. phantom danger 25 years ago.”
In the 1999 film, Qui-Gon is Obi-Wan’s master, and through a series of events, the Jedi husband finds Anakin Skywalker (Jake Lloyd) on Tatooine. Shortly after helping secure Anakin’s freedom, Qui-Gon is killed in a lightsaber duel with Darth Maul (Ray Park).
Neeson has noted in the past that he was always a fan of the film and tuned in to the initial reviews that have since faded, and a generation of fans have really enjoyed the film. phantom dangerONE clone attack ONE The revenge of haste.
“I like [Phantom Menace]Neeson told Andy Cohen on Andy’s SiriusXM radio channel in 2020. “I’m very proud and proud to be a part of this. I have to be serious. I have to play around with these great light bulbs and stuff. It really was.”
Regarding Neeson’s return to the series, fans have been waiting impatiently ever since Yoda (Frank Oz) told Obi-Wan in The revenge of haste That would teach him how to communicate with the specter of his late master’s power. On Wednesday, the seed planted finally bloomed.
all Obi wan Kenobi The series is now streaming on Disney+.