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Liam Neeson says Star Wars is being hurt by 'so many spinoffs'
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Liam Neeson says Star Wars is being hurt by 'so many spinoffs'

The Taken actor has said he won't star in any of the Disney+ spin-offs, because he is a 'snob'.

Although he played a Jedi on screen, it seems Liam Neeson has turned to the dark side after telling Star Wars fans the franchise has been hurt by 'too many spin-offs'.

His comments will devaste fans who are desperate for him to reprise his role as Qui-Gon Jinn, after his appearance in the prequel trilogy.

Sadly though, it seems the actor won’t be picking up his lightsaber again anytime soon after the latest episode of Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen.

After being asked whether he would re-join the Star Wars universe, Neeson told fans that wouldn’t be and that franchise had lost the ‘magic’ it once had.

“No, I’m not,” he huffed, adding: “It’s diluting it to me, and it’s taken away the mystery and the magic in a weird way.”

This is despite the actor having a brief cameo in Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi back in 2022, with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen also reprising their former roles.

Although Neeson had only two lines in the mini-series, it was a highlight for fans who’d waited over twenty years for the actor to appear.

Even Neeson admitted that it had been good to join his cast mates, telling fans: “It was nice to do my little bit with Ewan after 25 years, you know… I love doing that.”

Liam Neeson originally appeared in The Phantom Menace.
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Usurpisingly, Neeson has been nervous to re-join the franchise after originally starring in The Phantom Menace which had, um, mixed reviews at the time.

However, the actor hasn’t ruled out returning just yet.

Last year, the actor said that he’d consider a cameo in a future film and said he was a ‘bit of snob’ about TV series.

“I just like the big screen, you know?” he told

Considering that we are in a Golden Age of TV, Neeson might come to regret this.

The Star Wars universe has rapidly expanded on Disney+ streaming platform, with fan favourites including The Book of Boba Fett and Obi Wan.

Neeson did admit he enjoyed working with Ewan McGregor again.
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There even two more series coming out this year, with Ashoka and The Acolyte.

If that wasn’t enough, a third series of The Mandalorian will be released later this year, and with award winning and TikTok breaking actor Pedro Pascal.

Meanwhile, there has only been four new Star Wars films in the last decade and no released since 2019.

Maybe Neeson to use the force to convince George Lucas to make another film?

Topics: Star Wars, Film and TV, Celebrity, Disney Plus