Anyone who hasn''t yet seen Obi-Wan Kenobi''s entire life is given a warning, so beware!
In its opening day, Obi-Wan Kenobi received quite a surprise, with a massive Jedi cameo nearly devouring the show even after clues foreshadowed their appearance. Now, Disney+ subscribers await news about a potential Season 2 follow-up, Qui-Gon Jinn actor Liam Neeson admitted that was him as the Force Ghost, and revealed some reasons why he returned to the world of Star Wars after years of saying he was fine to do everything.
Liam Neeson, whose wise mentor character Qui-Gon Jinn made his debut and later died in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, spoke to THR about his live-action(ish) return as a Force Ghost in Obi-Wan Kenobi''s final moments. Neeson explained he returned his role for a number of reasons, one of whom included Ewan McGregor''s former co-star:
I wanted to be certain that everyone else is playing Qui-Gon Jinn, and I wanted to show my respect for George [Lucas] and the mythical world he created. Plus, Ewan is an admirable participant, and I liked working with him durant The Phantom Menace 25 years ago.
After many requests from an oft-desperate Kenobi, Liam Neeson stated the key point that he didn''t want another actor playing Qui-Gon Jinn, and the fact that it seemed to me that both Star Wars and Disney executives were interested in taking a break. This year, the actor appeared to Obi-Wan Kenobi as a Force Ghost in live-action, and sets the foundation for a possible reprisal if Obi-Wan Kenobi gets another season.
If Obi-Wan Kenobi returns for another season, it''s difficult to imagine Liam Neeson would play into the story in a meatier way than Obi-Wan''s conclusion. When Alec Guinness appeared as a Force Ghost in the original Star Wars trilogy, he only had about a minute of screentime in The Empire Strikes Back, and a little under two and a half minutes in Return of the Jedi (via Gold Derby). Equally, the ability to focus on Gui
Given that Star Wars'' abilities are working out a lot in this new era, Neesons Force Ghost may be able to get a bit more screen time if there are opportunities for him to return. Lets also not forget that now that Liam Neeson is returning as Qui-Gon Jinn in the Star Wars universe, there is always an opportunity for another prequel series focused entirely on his Jedi character.
Neeson is only one of a few who might be able to confirm if that''s something that''s in the works, and he wasn''t exactly honest about his involvement in Obi-Wan Kenobi when asked ahead of the final episode. So, the best we can do is wait and see if hell reunite with McGregor, or if Qui-Gon Jinn might return to Star Wars in another way entirely.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is available right now on Disney+ and is worth following the Vader scenes alone. Im crossed my fingers for more adventures with the character, as well as some updates on what''s going on with Reva shortly afterwards.