While many fans look back on Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace as a horrible experience, star Liam Neeson remains proud of his work as Jedi master Qui-Gon Jinn. And he recently reminisced about the movie during an interview with uk.yahoo, where he once again said that he'd like to reprise the character.
It's no secret that Qui-Gon Jinn died in that 1999 film, which brought the Star Wars franchise back to the big screen after a lengthy hiatus. But that doesn't matter to Liam Neeson. He has a few ideas about what he'd like to see happen in a Qui-Gon Jinn spinoff movie. And there's the little fact that Qui-Gon is now a force ghost, which was confirmed when the actor returned to reprise his role in Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Asked if he wants to become a master Jedi once more, he states:
"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!"
The actor then revealed that he has seen the Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer. But he has an issue with the new Sith lightsaber wielded by the mysterious Kylo Ren. He states:
"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."
To watch the entire interview with Liam Neeson where he looks back on his role in the Star Wars universe, check out the embed: