Oscar-nominated actor Liam Neeson confirmed that he has not been cast in the upcoming Disney+ show ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’, based on the character played by Ewan McGregor. While talking to host Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the actor confirmed that he has not been approached yet by the makers of the series, and quipped that they will not be able to afford the actor. However, he said he was also aware that Ewan McGregor, who plays the beloved titular character Obi-Wan Kenobi, is going to do a series.
Back in January 2021, Neeson had suggested that he would be open to the possibility of reprising his role as Qui-Gon Jinn in the Disney+ series. Neeson, whose character was killed off in the 1999 Star Wars installment, had said that he had liked The Phantom Menace despite the criticism the movie had received. He had also said that he had enjoyed and was proud to have been a part of the movie, which was directed by George Lucas. With this latest piece of news, fans of the franchise, who were expecting to see Neeson return as a Force ghost to offer his former Jedi Padawan guidance, have been disappointed.
Apart from the cast of the titular character, no other details about the Obi-Wan Kenobi series are currently available. Although one of the most popular and beloved among the Star Wars franchise, the character of Kenobi has not been explored much apart from a few Star Wars novels and comics. Kenobi also had a rematch with Darth Maul in the series Star Wars Rebels. Fans, who wait for the Disney+ series eagerly, have been speculating story directions ever since the series has been announced.