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Star Wars spin-offs are taking the magic out of the franchise, says actor

Liam Neeson has become a renowned star in the action movie segment. However, before that, the actor took part in works of different genres, including Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), which is part of the celebrated science fiction franchise created by George Lucas. Including, the actor is often asked if he would reprise the role of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in some spin-off, however, the answer is always negative.

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The reason that makes the artist refuse to return to the Star Wars universe, however, is what surprises. In an episode of the talk show Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, in which he participated alongside Paul Rudd (Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania), Neeson revealed that, in his analysis, the Star Wars franchise is going downhill, losing its own magic and mystery.

Liam Neeson is not really enjoying the direction the Star Wars franchise has taken, with several spin-offs.Source: Star Wars/Disney

When asked if he would participate in any Star Wars productions again, the actor said: “No, I’m not [interessado]. There are many Star Wars spin-offs. It’s thinning out for me, and it took away the mystery and magic somehow.”.

Remembering that Neeson even appears in the Disney + series about Obi-Wan Kenobi, but only had two lines of dialogue.

In an interview with ComicBook, Neeson declared that he would only return to the role of Qui-Gon Jinn if the production in question was a film and not a series. “Oh, I think so…if it was a movie. Yes, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to TV, I’ll admit. I like the big screen, you know? Qui-Gon, I can’t believe it’s been 24 years since we made The Phantom Menace, I can’t believe how time has flown by. It was a great experience shooting that movie in London.”.

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Regardless of Neeson’s considerations, the fact is that the Star Wars universe has grown a lot in recent years and part of this evolution involves spin-offs, both cinematographic and television.

Rogue One, Solo, The Mandalorian, The Book of Boba Fett, Andor and Obi-Wan Kenobi, for example, were productions that moved fans of the saga. No wonder more spin-off works should arrive soon, such as Ashoka and The Acolyte.

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