There are many ways Qui-Gon Jinn could return to the “Star Wars” mythos. A flashback wouldn’t be out of the question, but there’s an interesting line from “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” that suggests another path Qui-Gon could take. As Yoda and Obi-Wan prepare to go into their respective exiles, Yoda mentions how Qui-Gon has returned from the netherworld of the Force, and during Obi-Wan’s time on Tatooine, he needs to learn how to communicate with Qui-Gon. The line certainly suggests a plotline that could play a significant role in the Disney+ series, but according to Neeson, he doesn’t have any involvement with the show.
As Neeson speaks with Jimmy Kimmel, the host naturally brings up the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” series and whether Neeson will play a part in it. The actor bluntly responds, “No, I don’t think so, no. I haven’t been approached.” Kimmel then mentions that Neeson could lie to him and the audience, and it appears as though Neeson doesn’t know how to reply to that.
Kimmel has a point. When it comes to massive franchises like “Star Wars” and “Marvel,” actors often have to play coy about their involvement in the future of the series. When rumors began circulating that Chris Evans could return as Captain America, the actor quickly shot them down. Such casting notices could serve as massive spoilers, so even if Neeson had a part in the new series, it’s not like he would tell anyone.
“Star Wars” Disney+ shows have proven themselves adept at keeping secrets, like when Luke Skywalker had a surprise appearance in the Season 2 finale of “The Mandalorian.” Neeson’s comments may disappoint fans, but don’t lose faith yet. Disney likes to keep a few surprises handy.