Liam Neeson Blasts “So Many” Star Wars Spinoffs

Don’t count on Liam Neeson to reprise his function as Jedi grasp Qui-Gon Jinn in a Star Wars spinoff anytime quickly. Throughout his latest look on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Neeson blasted the franchise’s growth technique for “diluting” the model.

“No, I’m not,” Neeson stated in response to being requested if he was excited about doing a Disney+ present. “There’s so many spinoffs of Star Wars. It’s diluting it to me, and it’s taken away the thriller and the magic in a bizarre manner.”

Although Neeson admitted “it was good” to briefly reunite with Ewan McGregor for the Disney+ spinoff Obi-Wan Kenobi, it in all probability had one thing to do with the simple paycheck. “I had three strains to say, two strains,” he stated. “And that was cool. I cherished it. That’s it.”

Watch Neeson’s full feedback about Star Wars beneath.

Neeson made his Star Wars debut with 1999’s The Phantom Menace, and beforehand had stated he was solely excited about choosing up the lightsaber once more if it was for a film. “I’m a little bit of a snob in the case of TV, I need to admit,” he advised final yr. “I similar to the large display.”

To Neeson’s level, the Star Wars franchise has expanded enormously on Disney+ with exhibits like The Mandalorian, The E-book of Boba Fett, Andor, and Obi-Wan Kenobi. The streamer isn’t executed but, both, with Ahsoka and The Acolyte on the best way.

As for Neeson, he’s set to star in a brand new Bare Gun movie from The Lonely Island’s Akiva Schaffer.