While Liam Neeson has previously starred in Star Wars: Episode I -The Phantom Menace as Qui-Gon Jinn and Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises as Ra’s al Ghul, the actor has revealed he has no interest in returning to the superhero genre or future Star Wars instalments.
In a recent interview with ET, Neeson revealed that he has no interest in returning to the franchises after being asked, “Is that a sandbox you’d like to return to, the superhero-verse?”
“I’ll be honest with you, no. It’s not. I’m really not a huge fan of the genre. I think it’s Hollywood with all the bells and whistles and the technical achievements and stuff — which I admire — but I have no desire to go into the gym for three hours every day to pump myself up to squeeze into a Velcro suit with a cape,” Neeson said.
“I admire the actors and I know some of the actors who do it — and do it fantastically. It’s just not my genre, it really isn’t,” Neeson added. “The first Star Wars, I was in that, that was 22 years ago, and I enjoyed that because it was novel and that was new. I was acting to tennis balls, which were ultimately going to be little fuzzy furry creatures and stuff. That was interesting, acting-wise, to try and make that seem real, but that was the last. It’s quite exhausting.”
Despite claiming he is done with Star Wars, Neeson did record a small voice-over cameo for the latest instalment, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.
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