Liam Neeson was the lead actor in the first installment of George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel series. He played a Jedi Master named Qui-Gon Jinn, who was a mentor to Ewan McGregor’s young Obi-Wan Kenobi. If you haven’t seen the film, and have been living under a rock, this post will be a bit spoilery so continue reading at your on risk.
In Stars Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace, Neeson’s character died after a battle with Darth Maul (Ray Park), but thanks to the magic of animation, he’s back! Qui-Gon Jinn will reappear on the Cartoon Network series, “Star Wars: The Clone Wars.” People were already excited about the show, but this is just icing on the cake. Neeson will voice the character on the January 28th and February 11th episodes.
When asked about his dramatic return to the Star Wars universe Neeson said that he feels that “these characters resonate…even after all these years.” He continued “Growing up, my heroes were cowboys; they were strong and mysterious, and it seemed like they always rode off into the sunset. For kids today, Star Wars has that same kind of magic. I really wanted to be a part of that.”
You can watch a video sneak peek of Neeson over on EW.
What do you think of Neeson’s return? Are you excited?