Liam Neeson Says What Literally Everyone’s Thinking About The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise
— Updated on 23 March 2023

Liam Neeson Says What Literally Everyone’s Thinking About The ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

— Updated on 23 March 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

While we’ve never enjoyed more content, the Disney-fication of Star Wars hasn’t been entirely without consequence, and like many of us, franchise alum Liam Neeson has noticed.

“No, I’m not,” Liam Neeson replied when asked whether he’d consider returning to the galaxy far, far away beyond his recent cameo in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series starring Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen.

“There’s so many spinoffs of Star Wars. It’s diluting it to me, and it’s taken away the mystery and the magic in a weird way.”

If the guy who agreed to three Taken flicks says you’re beating a dead horse, trust me, you’re beating a dead horse.

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Granted, certain releases such as The Mandalorian starring the internet’s “daddy” Pedro Pascal and the slow-burn sleeper hit Andor starring Diego Luna have been met with universal acclaim, but not every attempt at expanding the modern-day mythology has lived up to expectations.

The aforementioned Obi-Wan Kenobi series, for one, was deemed rather lacklustre, to the point one disappointed fan took it upon themselves to edit the six-parter into a narratively tight two-hour cinematic affair.

“The Obi-Wan show, in my opinion, suffered from things that were easily fixable in the script and in the edit,” explained Kai Patterson, the disappointed fan in question.

“Awkward pacing, whole scenes that ultimately amounted to nothing, goofy dialogue and directing choices — so I decided to take matters into my own hands and change what I could.”

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“I want to be very clear: this is my own artistic interpretation of how these scenes could be strung together to make something that works better for me personally.”

“This is all done as a fan, for the fans, and I am not making any money from it. I really hope you enjoy this 2.5 hr movie interpretation of the Obi-Wan Kenobi show.”

The Book of Boba Fett, on the other hand, was widely perceived to be a sneaky continuation of The Mandalorian – “The Mandalorian season 2.5″ as the fans described it – and suffered for it greatly. The current Rotten Tomatoes score? An extremely mediocre 66%.

Guess it really is a matter of quality > quantity.

Liam Neeson first appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn back in 1999. Since then, he’s reprised his iconic role for the odd cameo on a handful of occasions – mainly through voice only – namely in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker, as well as The Clone Wars animated series, and of course, Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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