Liam Neeson reveals the perfect actor he'd cast as a young Qui-Gon Jinn 3 years ago

Liam Neeson reveals the perfect actor he'd cast as a young Qui-Gon Jinn

The 65-year-old is still very much kicking ass, but it might be time to pass on this particular mantle.

While the Star Wars saga continues on in to the future (or, uhm, a long, long time ago...), there are still plenty of side-stories being told that feed back into the movies we've already seen.


A few years back we got Rogue One, which filled in the blanks as to how the rebels managed to get those Death Star plans, and this summer we'll be getting Solo, telling us some more about how our favourite Han came to be such a loveable, scruffy-looking nerf herder.

While on the campaign trail for The Commuter, we had a chance to sit down and talk to Liam Neeson, who you'll remember Qui-Gon Jinn, who was very clearly one of the highlights of The Phantom Menace back in the day.

We asked him who he'd cast to play a younger version of himself, and initially he said with the help of some judicious CGI, he'd just cast himself.

But say he was having a bit of a sick day? Who would he cast then?

Aside from that, we also chatted about the rumours of him retiring from action movies, getting rough and ready in the action scenes of his new film, and the upcoming collaboration with Colin Farrell that will mark the duo's first time together on screen.

Here are our chats with the actor in full:


The Commuter is in Irish cinemas from Friday 19 January, and in case you haven't watched it yet, you can check out the trailer for the thriller right here:

Clip via Lionsgate Movies