The door for Liam Neeson to return to Star Wars is definitely open, but only if that door leads directly to a cinema screen, it seems.

Nobody knows how many action movies Liam Neeson has left in him. He may have ‘a very particular set of skills’ but even still, maybe Neeson himself doesn’t know how many action movies he has left. When the actor does move on to other genres though, there are a couple of legacy roles that fans would like to see him return to, and whilst on the press rounds for his latest action flick, Memory, Neeson discussed the possibility of them happening.

With Ewan McGregor returning to the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi in the upcoming Disney+ series, Neeson was naturally asked about the prospects of picking up a lightsaber once more. He seemed keen on the idea of returning to the character of Qui-Gon Jinn, although there was one condition:

“Oh, I think so, yeah, yeah, yeah, I think so…if it was a film. Yeah, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to TV, I must admit. I just like the big screen, you know? Qui-Gon, I can’t believe it’s 24 years since we made The Phantom Menace, I just cannot believe where the time has gone. It was a terrific experience, shooting that film in London.”

Neeson also went on to say that he’d be interested in another legacy sequel – a return to the world of Darkman, the 1990 Sam Raimi film that would be Neeson’s first leading role in an action movie of sorts. When questioned whether he’d be open to a Darkman return in a legacy sequel, the actor simply said: “That’s a good question. I would be very interested in reading the script. Very.”

Whether either project ever springs to life, time will tell, but we’d put money on Neeson returning as venerable Jedi, Qui-Gon Jinn once more at some point, although whether Neeson will get his big screen wish remains to be seen.

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