COULD WE SEE QUI-GON IN THE KENOBI SERIES?
Article written by Dylan Devine (1/15/21)
*Disclaimer* Now this is nothing concrete or official. This is simply just Liam Neeson stating in an interview that he would be up for a return as Qui-Gon Jinn. Star Wars fans tend to blow things out of proportion a LOT and I don’t want to do that which is why I am saying that this article is simply just me providing my thoughts on a trending rumor.
In a recent interview with Collider, Liam Neeson was asked if he would be interested in returning as Qui-Gon Jinn in the upcoming Kenobi series. Neeson’s response was “Sure, I’d be up for that. Yeah”. Neeson has expressed interest in reprising his role as Qui-Gon in the past, but now that the Kenobi series is actually happening it is a real possibility we could see Master Qui-Gon Jinn in live-action once again.
This would be HUGE. We know Kenobi was in contact with Qui-Gon through the force as we saw him appear in the Clone Wars as a force ghost, so seeing him show up in some capacity in the Kenobi series is a real possibility.
What they could do is have Qui-Gon come in as a force ghost and give Obi-Wan some guidance. Obi-Wan is going to be in a really dark place during this series as he will still be dealing with the events that occurred during Revenge of the Sith. I don’t think it’d make much sense to do a flashback scene with Qui-Gon as I think they’ll mainly be doing scenes like that with Anakin.
Seeing Qui-Gon make an appearance would be perfect. Maybe giving Kenobi guidance, talking to him about everything that happened and where he went wrong, or even talking to him about Luke and Leia.
Qui-Gon is one of the most important characters in all of Star Wars and his influence and effect on the entire Skywalker saga is very important. It would be a real missed opportunity to not include him in the Kenobi series.