Liam Neeson has ruled out an appearance in the next Obi Wan Kenobi Disney + series.
“They don’t have enough money,” Neeson joked during an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! He seemed to promote his new movie, The ice road when Kimmel asked about the Star Wars series and the possibility of seeing him in it.
“I have heard Ewan McGregor what a series is going to do, “Neeson said. “No I dont think so. No, they haven’t contacted me. “
Neeson appears as Qui-Gon Jinn, McGregor’s Obi-Wan Jedi Master, in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. His character was killed by Darth Maul. However, several previous Star Wars projects have featured ghostly images of characters presumed to have disappeared, leaving the door open for a possible revival of Neeson.
Kimmel noted that Neeson is such a good actor that “he could easily be lying.”
Obi Wan Kenobi it is now in production. Hayden Christensen returns as Darth Vader, with Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Pieese as Luke’s adoptive parents.
Keep an eye out for Neeson’s Star Wars comments beginning at the 6:40 mark in the video above.