Disney+’s extremely anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi TV present has formally reached the top of its first season. But forward of the present’s epic conclusion, many Star Wars followers had been left questioning whether or not a sure character pivotal to the titular Jedi Master’s story was going to make one other look within the galaxy far, far-off. Now that episode 6 has arrived, we all know the reply to the query: Is Liam Neeson within the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale?
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 6.]
Who does Liam Neeson play in ‘Star Wars’?
Liam Neeson first made his franchise debut again in 1999. He performed the clever Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
A mentor to then-Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Qui-Gon and his apprentice should shield Queen Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) in hopes of securing a peaceable finish to an interplanetary commerce dispute. Ultimately, Qui-Gon meets his demise by the hands of Darth Maul. But his apprentice avenges him within the movie’s climax. Obi-Wan then takes on a younger Anakin Skywalker — aka the long run Darth Vader — after making a promise to his late Master that he would assist the boy to change into a Jedi.
The Phantom Menace stays one of many franchise’s extra controversial installments. But it’s protected to say many followers agree Neeson’s portrayal of Qui-Gon was one of many highlights of the prequel trilogy.
So is Liam Neeson within the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Season 1 finale?
In the sixth and last episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, audiences see the satisfying conclusion to what has been Obi-Wan’s season-long mission: rescuing a 10-year-old Princess Leia.
Throughout the sequence, Obi-Wan makes a number of makes an attempt to attach together with his former Master through the Force. But as a result of he’s minimize himself off from his skills following the occasions of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, he finds himself unable to take action.
After defeating Darth Vader and saving the princess, Obi-Wan returns to the desert planet of Tatooine to proceed his exile from the Empire. But whereas trekking to his new dwelling within the Dune Sea, Obi-Wan encounters another particular person on his manner: the pressure ghost of Qui-Gon Jinn.
Nearly 17 years after his final point out in Revenge of the Sith, Qui-Gon is again. And none apart from Liam Neeson portrays him.
Although his and Obi-Wan’s interplay is brief, it actually packs a punch. And it means that the previous Master-Padawan duo will keep collectively whereas Qui-Gon teaches his former apprentice how you can change into a Force Ghost earlier than the occasions of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Other ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ cameos
Liam Neeson was removed from the one legacy Star Wars character to make a cameo within the Obi-Wan Kenobi sequence.
Early on within the sequence, audiences are reintroduced to Senator Bail Organa, the adoptive father of Princess Leia. Bail made his live-action debut in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, the place actor Jimmy Smits portrayed him. Bail appeared in a number of episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi after tasking the banished Jedi Master with rescuing his daughter from bounty hunters.
In the finale, followers had been additionally handled to a fast cameo from Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine, who seems through hologram whereas talking with Darth Vader after Vader’s duel with Obi-Wan.
Other noteworthy cameos embody Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who acts as a bounty hunter within the present; a spice seller performed by McGregor’s real-life daughter Esther; and an alien transport driver performed by Scrubs veteran Zach Braff.
The way forward for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
While initially supposed to be a one-season miniseries, it was introduced again in May that Obi-Wan Kenobi is Disney+’s most-watched unique sequence so far. This begs the query: Are there plans for a season 2?
According to director Deborah Chow, not precisely. Chow just lately informed Entertainment Tonight: “We really did conceive it to be a limited series. It really is one big story with a beginning, middle and end. So, we weren’t thinking past that.”
On the opposite hand, two of the present’s stars — McGregor and Christensen — appear all in for extra Obi-Wan Kenobi. Christensen informed Radio Times: “It was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character.”
Ahead of the sequence finale, McGregor additionally informed British GQ: “I really hope we do another. If I could do one of these every now and again—I’d just be happy about it.”
For now, any Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 buzz stays pure hypothesis, although there’s actually potential for these characters to pop up in future Star Wars initiatives like Andor or the upcoming Ahsoka present.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi finale is now streaming on Disney+.
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