Although the Obi-Wan Kenobi Anthology movie is yet to be officially announced by Disney and Lucasfilm, it was revealed back in August that Stephen Daldry (Billy Elliot, The Hours) has been tapped to develop the project with a view to directing, with a report last month claiming that the Star Wars spinoff is aiming to go into production in January 2019.
Aside from the expected return of Ewan McGregor as the Jedi Knight, we know absolutely nothing about what Daldry and Lucasfilm could be cooking up – although it seems a pretty safe bet that the film will take place between the events of Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope, with Ben Kenobi presumably getting into some kind of adventure on Tatooine as he keeps a watchful eye on young Luke Skywalker.
Assuming that is the case, it does open the door for Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn to make his return to the galaxy far, far away, and Yahoo! Movies put the question to the Irish actor during an interview for his new film The Commuter.
“This is the first time I’m hearing of this,” said Neeson. “No one’s been in touch with me. I know in the Star Wars world anything is possible. In the first one, The Phantom Menace, I died but we know, you know, Jedis come back and stuff but no one’s been in touch. We’ll see.”
As Yoda explains to Obi-Wan at the end of Revenge of the Sith, Qui-Gon has discovered how to return from the netherworld of the Force, so it seems likely that he would have paid a Force Ghost visit to his old Padawan-turned-crazy old hermit at some point.