TV - Movies
The Real Reasons
Liam Neeson
Reprised
Qui-Gon For
Obi-Wan Kenobi
By TIM LAMMERS

THIS STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR "Obi-Wan Kenobi" Part VI.

SPOILER WARNING!

Fans had reason to believe Qui-Gon could come back as a Force ghost since the characters of Yoda, Guinness' Obi-Wan, and Anakin Skywalker all appeared in astral form in other "Star Wars" films. Luckily, after 23 years of waiting, Neeson made fans' wishes come true in a pivotal scene in the "Obi-Wan Kenobi" sixth and final episode.
Neeson said he reprised Qui-Gon for personal reasons. "I certainly didn't want anyone else playing Qui-Gon Jinn, and I wanted to show my respect for George [Lucas] and that mythical world that he created.” In the finale's last scene, as his former Padawan was riding away from his meeting with the young Luke Skywalker, Qui-Gon appears, asking, "Well, took you long enough."
Neeson couldn't talk about his appearance during the production and claimed he had not been contacted about appearing in the series. Nonetheless, McGregor and Neeson are back together again in "Obi-Wan Kenobi," if only for a brief time.