Liam Neeson to voice Qui-Gon on The Clone Wars

Liam Neeson returns to the GFFA to voice Qui-Gon Jinn on upcoming episodes of The Clone Wars. The Jedi Master will appear in visions to Obi-Wan.

Neeson tells EW 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 episodes featuring Qui-Gon will air Jan. 28 and Feb. 11.

UPDATE 1/22: Dave Filoni has posted a note on Facebook about this development:

I understand that Qui-Gon’s appearance in The Clone Wars has many implications, and that some of you are asking “how can this be ” especially in light of the scene between Obi Wan and Yoda at the end of Revenge of the Sith where they speak about Qui-Gon. These upcoming episodes, more than any other to date, will spark curiosity and discussion. I only ask that you be patient and watch them. I look forward to hearing from you after they air. For now trust me when I say Christian Taylor (writer) and I, along with George Lucas, are very aware of the continuity surrounding Qui-Gon Jinn. George in particular, is especially conscious of it.

6 Replies to “Liam Neeson to voice Qui-Gon on The Clone Wars

  1. oh yay! I’d gotten the impression (can’t recall how) that he was trying to distance himself from Star Wars. I’m glad to see that he’s still willing to put in the occasional guest spot.

  2. I never really liked Qui-Gon much when I first saw TPM…

    …and yet somehow this news has completely made my week! Fantastic!!! 10+ years can do wonders to how you view a character.

  3. I think Qui-Gon was one of the better things to come out of the travesty that is the prequel trilogy. For me he portrayed the Jedi very well.

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