Liam Neeson is currently experiencing an odd renaissance as the Charles Bronson of the 21st century. But, of course, he wrapped up the twentieth by being one of three good actors in The Phantom Menace. And he’d totally be down to come back somehow.
Neeson, of course, is promoting Taken 3 and was asked by Yahoo UK if he’d ever consider picking up a lightsaber again. His response was both enthusiastic and also showed that even making a movie in the franchise doesn’t mean you’ll pick up much about Star Wars:
“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!”
We have to admit, while everybody with a vote in the franchise probably wishes the prequels had never happened, it would kind of be worth it to see Qui-Gon and Mace Windu buddy-cop it across the galaxy. We didn’t really get to learn much about Qui-Gon, aside from the fact that he was a dumb hippie and the unfortunate implications that comes with, but with the right script, Neeson could do a lot with a loose cannon Jedi who doesn’t play by the rules.
In fact, they should make the Star Wars version of Lethal Weapon with Neeson and Samuel L. Jackson. They can run away from exploding landspeeders and insist they have too few midichlorians for this sh*t. Really, who wouldn’t see that?