Liam Neeson Reveals If He Will Return as Qui-Gon Jinn in Obi-Won Kenobi TV Series

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Liam Neeson Reveals If He Will Return as Qui-Gon Jinn in Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi TV Series

As Ewan McGregor returns to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars TV series, his beloved character’s mentor doesn’t seem to be returning.

McGregor made his debut in the Star Wars universe in 1999’s The Phantom Menace, where Liam Neeson played his teacher, Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn.

Production on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is underway, but when asked about the possibility of returning as Quin-Gon Jinn, Liam Neeson revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that it isn’t happening.

Not Back: As Ewan McGregor returns to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars TV series, his beloved character's mentor doesn't seem to be returning

Not Back: As Ewan McGregor returns to play Obi-Wan Kenobi in a new Star Wars TV series, his beloved character’s mentor doesn’t seem to be returning

New Series: Production on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is underway, but when asked about the possibility of returning as Quin-Gon Jinn, Liam Neeson revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that it isn't happening

New Series: Production on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is underway, but when asked about the possibility of returning as Quin-Gon Jinn, Liam Neeson revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that it isn't happening

New Series: Production on the Obi-Wan Kenobi series is underway, but when asked about the possibility of returning as Quin-Gon Jinn, Liam Neeson revealed on Jimmy Kimmel Live that it isn’t happening

“I heard Ewan McGregor was going to do a series. No, I do not think so. No, I haven’t been approached,’ Neeson said.

Neeson also joked that “they don’t have enough money” to pay for the actor’s services on the series.

Kimmel said Neeson is “such a good actor” that he could be, “lie easily and we wouldn’t have a clue,” though Neeson simply laughed off that suggestion.

Not approached: 'I heard Ewan McGregor was going to do a series.  No, I do not think so.  No, I have not been approached,' said Neeson

Not approached: 'I heard Ewan McGregor was going to do a series.  No, I do not think so.  No, I have not been approached,' said Neeson

Not approached: ‘I heard Ewan McGregor was going to do a series. No, I do not think so. No, I have not been approached,’ said Neeson

Production began in April and the show took place 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, the final film of the prequel trilogy.

It was in that film that Kenobi faced his greatest defeat, the demise and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who became the evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Neeson’s character Qui-Gon Jinn was killed at the end of the first prequel, 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

Qui-Gon: Neeson's character Qui-Gon Jinn was killed at the end of the first prequel, 1999's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Qui-Gon: Neeson's character Qui-Gon Jinn was killed at the end of the first prequel, 1999's Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Qui-Gon: Neeson’s character Qui-Gon Jinn was killed at the end of the first prequel, 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

McGregor is joined by a cast that includes Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.

It was also confirmed that Hayden Christensen will return as Obi-Wan’s apprentice Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader.

The series was created by Joby Harold (Army of the Dead) and Deborah Chow (The Mandalorian) has confirmed to direct several episodes.

New cast: Hayden Christensen has also been confirmed to return as Obi-Wan's apprentice Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader

New cast: Hayden Christensen has also been confirmed to return as Obi-Wan's apprentice Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader

New cast: Hayden Christensen has also been confirmed to return as Obi-Wan’s apprentice Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader

Neeson was at Kimmel to promote his new movie The Ice Road, which hits Netflix on June 25.

He plays an ice drifter who leads a crew on an impossible rescue mission in Canada to rescue a group of miners after a diamond mine collapses.

He also has another movie titled Black Light which will be out later this year, although no release date has been given.

New Movie: Neeson was at Kimmel to promote his new movie The Ice Road, which hits Netflix June 25 25

New Movie: Neeson was at Kimmel to promote his new movie The Ice Road, which hits Netflix June 25 25

New Movie: Neeson was at Kimmel to promote his new movie The Ice Road, which hits Netflix June 25 25

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