Liam Neeson takes out his unique lightsaber from The Phantom Menace for Present & Inform

Although Liam Neeson’s Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn only appeared once on the silver screen in the 1999 Star Wars saga, he is very popular with fans. The actor now shows that he, too, looks back lovingly on the experience. occasionally even with his old lightsaber. In a recent interview, Neeson showed off the prop’s lightsaber, which he mounted on a piece of wood, and noted that the prop bears a plaque bearing the original title for The Phantom Menace. “The beginning.”

“It’s been to Tatooine and back many times. When I turn it, it shows a particular lightsaber I used in the movie The Phantom Menace. It was originally supposed to be called ‘The Beginning’ and it says July-October ’97. So that was my lightsaber when Qui-Gon Jinn, the Jedi Master, just pocketed it. So that’s it. ”
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Liam Neeson even took the opportunity to clarify a long-held theory about the iconic weapon, namely that it has a button and is not activated by force telekinesis. “And everyone thinks, ‘Oh yeah, you just do it with your thoughts, don’t you?’ I say, “No, it’s a red button. There it is. It’s just a red button, “joked the actor.

Liam Neeson’s return as Qui-Gon Jinn has spread thanks to the upcoming Disney + series Obi-Wan Kenobi. In a recent discussion of the role, Neeson was quick to reaffirm his willingness to return to a galaxy far, far away. “Sure, I would be ready for this, yes,” Neeson said with a smile on his face when asked if he would like to be on the Obi-Wan series.

Neeson was also quick to point out that in the past he provided the voice for the character but was never asked to revive the legendary Jedi in live action. “I did the voice for Qui-Gon Jinn in a few animated versions of it,” he said. “I can’t remember the names. Me and Sam Jackson made our Jedi Knights for these. I think I made two of them. But in the movie I wasn’t addressed, no. I didn’t really follow me don’t know if it’s over, I heard you made a movie about Harrison [Ford]Han Solo, and that there was a little trouble with it. “

If his clear and concise response to the return of the role of Qui-Gon Jinn wasn’t enough, then the firm clinging to his lightsaber is a clear indication that Obi-Wan Kenobi is the perfect opportunity to bring Neeson back into the franchise.

Obi-Wan Kenobi brings back Ewan McGregor as the title character and is directed by Deborah Chow of The Mandalorian. Currently Disney + and has not yet announced a premiere date, but filming is scheduled to begin in March 2021. Hayden Christensen will also repeat the role of Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader, with the plot resuming 10 years after the former Jedi Knight was seduced by the Dark Side of the Force. If anything, Qui-Gon Jinn must be brought back as a power spirit so that he can see the result of this little child being freed from life slavery all those years ago. It’s up to you, Jinn.

Neeson showed off his prized lightsaber when he appeared with James Corden on the Late Late Show.

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