There is a strong tremor in the Force… er, internet. It is the return of Liam Neeson to the realm of Star Wars!
Neeson reprises his role voicing ‘Force Ghost’ Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn on Cartoon Network’s Star Wars: The Clone Wars on Jan. 28 and again on Feb. 11. In the clip link below the fallen Jedi Qui-Gon appears to his former student Obi-Wan in some strange cave where the powers of the Force converge.
I, like many other Star Wars fans are excited and suprised by this development. Last week on ‘The Force Cast Podcast’ Star Wars: The Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni teased about saga characters (possibly from the prequels) appearing in the series but Star Wars fans never would have guessed that the character of Qui-Gon, let alone the actor who played him, would ever return to the franchise. Neeson tells Entertainment Weekly that he wanted to return to Star Wars because he felt that “these characters resonate…even after all these years.” He adds, “Growing up, my heroes were cowboys; they were strong and mysterious, and it seemed like they always rode off into the sunset. For kids today, Star Wars has that same kind of magic. I really wanted to be a part of that.”
The character of Qui-Gon Jinn was one of my favorites and between him and Darth Maul really made ‘Episode’ I enjoyable. Having said that, all we need to see now is a resurrected Darth Maul return to seek vengeance against Obi-Wan for chopping him in half. Here’s to wishful thinking.
Liam Neeson to voice Qui-Gon Jinn in \’Star Wars: The Clone Wars\’ — CLICK TO VIEW THE PREVIEW VIDEO!
Aljon Go is our in-house Jedi and Star Wars aficionado. Between battling the Sith and visits to Disney World, he is also the co-host of the ‘WDW Tiki Room‘ radio show and station manager for Sorcerer Radio, the official Disney station of Chip & Company! E-mail: aljon@chipandco (dot) com. Follow Aljon on Twitter@JediMouseketeer!
- Star Wars: The Clone Wars Returns Tonight (1/7/11) (chipandco.com)