Liam Neeson officially returning to Star Wars as Qui-Gon Jinn 3 months ago

Liam Neeson officially returning to Star Wars as Qui-Gon Jinn

Neeson's return to the Star Wars universe will mark his first appearance since 1999's "The Phantom Menace".

It has now been confirmed that Liam Neeson will return to the Star Wars universe as the legendary Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn.

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There have been a lot of brilliant revelations as part of the Star Wars Celebration, but arguably the biggest came on May 29. Over two decades after his demise at the hands of Darth Maul, Qui-Gon Jinn will once again hit our screens in Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi.

The animated anthology series will take six Jedi from the prequel era and expand on their stories. While a lot of Jedi featured heavily in the Clone Wars series, this will be the first major appearance of Qui-Gon Jinn since his death. The six-episode series will also feature fan-favourite Ahsoka, and eagle-eyed fans spotted Mace Windu's iconic purple lightsaber.

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Neeson, 69, had earlier this year spoken on returning as the Jedi master.

"If it was a film. Yeah, I'm a bit of a snob when it comes to TV, I must admit. I just like the big screen," he said. Looking back, he may have been dodging Disney's lawyers by playing dumb.

"The force is strong with this one," wrote one fan, which seems fair given that Neeson's character is technically dead. "I am so for this."

Another fan wrote: "My initial instinct to liam neeson returning to the star wars universe was to smack my mother on the shoulder bc i was so excited."

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Others are pretty certain that Neeson will appear in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which is currently streaming. In episode one, Kenobi does call out for Qui-Gon Jinn, but sadly, there was no reply. Could this be a hint that in the future, he may answer?

May the force be with you.