IGN report on Liam Neeson and his reasons for returning to Star Wars with his cameo in Obi-Wan Kenobi:
Obi-Wan Kenobi just ended with an impressive cameo from a Star Wars legend.
Of course, there have been nods and winks throughout the series. We’ve seen Uncle Owen and Aunt Beru on Tatooine while a young Princess Leia evades the Empire elsewhere. There was even a nod to Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order for fans of the video game.
But now, a bona fide Star Wars legend has returned… and they’ve revealed why.
During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Liam Neeson explained why he returned as legendary Jedi master, Qui-Gon Jinn.
“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,” he said. “Plus, Ewan [McGregor] is a pal, and I loved working with him during The Phantom Menace 25 years ago.”
Qui-Gon returns as a Force ghost in the final moments of the series, which sees his former Padawan, Obi-Wan, communing with him in the deserts of Tatooine.