While promoting his latest movie Taken 3, Liam Neeson told Yahoo he wants to play Qui-Gon Jinn again in Star Wars. He also shared his thoughts on the crossguard lightsaber from The Force Awakens teaser trailer…
We asked the 62-year-old actor whether he’d be up for a spin-off film featuring his character and he told us, “Yeah, I’d say so. Yeah, that would be terrific.”
“I certainly loved shooting the prequel [‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’] but that was many years ago now.”
“I don’t know [how he would return], unless you went back in time or he becomes a hologram or something. He’s a Jedi, anything could happen, it’s Star Wars world!”
Neeson says he’s watched the first trailer for ‘Episode VII’ but he has some concerns over the practicality of the cross-blade lightsaber wielded by the mysterious Kylo Ren in the 88-second teaser.
“I had a couple of worries about that lightsaber. I thought if it comes in [towards the body] and is close to you, it’s like having a jet of [burning] fluid hitting your clothes and your skin, but I’m sure they’ve thought that out.”