Ever since Lucasfilm boss Kathleen Kennedy announced that the Star Wars prequel spin-off show would be a "rematch" between Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and his former Jedi Padawan Anakin Skywalker (Hayden Christensen), there have been theories about whether their shared mentor Qui-Gon Jinn could have some role to play.
Now, Qui-Gon could probably only appear as a Force Ghost since the Jedi had an unfortunate meeting with Darth Maul's lightsaber in The Phantom Menace, but Neeson recently seemed interested in making something work.
Fans hoping there was more certain news about Neeson reprising his role probably were let down during the actor's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live earlier this week.
When Kimmel asked whether an appearance in Obi-Wan would actually happen, Neeson replied: "I heard Ewan McGregor was gonna do a series. No, I don't think so. No, I haven't been approached."
He then threw some sarcasm, adding: "They don't have enough money."
Keep in mind that Disney has its talent sign NDAs to keep news it wants to remain secret… well… a secret, so we won't rule out the possibility Neeson was just being coy here.
While Qui-Gon might not be making a cameo, some classic Star Wars prequel characters will have an impact on Obi-Wan.
Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse are expected to reprise their roles as Luke Skywalker's uncle Owen Lars and aunt Beru Whitesun Lars at some point during the series. Ewan has also teased it's "very possible" a young Luke could appear, too.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi TV series will premiere on Disney+.
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