Qui-Gon Jinn is going to appear in future episodes of The Clone Wars, and Liam Neeson is returning to Star Wars to provide the voice of the character he portrayed in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Entertainment Weekly broke the news, informing fans that Neeson will be featured in the episodes that air on January 28 and on February 11. The deceased Jedi Master will appear in visions to his former apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi. As revealed in Star Wars Insider 123, these episodes will be a part of the Mortis trilogy; a story centered around Anakin’s destiny as the Chosen One.
Some may be surprised that Liam Neeson would be willing to return to Star Wars after the poor reception that Episode I has received from the media over the past decade. Neeson tells EW,
“These characters resonate…even after all these years…Growing up, my heroes were cowboys; they were strong and mysterious, and it seemed like they always rode off into the sunset. For kids today, Star Wars has that same kind of magic. I really wanted to be a part of that.”
The episode titles for Qui-Gon’s appearances are “Overlords” and “Altar of Mortis”. EW provides an exclusive clip of Jinn speaking with Obi-Wan.