Liam Neeson gets animated and will voice Qui-Gon Jinn in The Clone Wars

Posted by: Kristy Sturdivant

Liam Neeson will voice the ill-fated Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn in the upcoming Cartoon Network series Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Even though STAR WARS: EPISODE I-THE PHANTOM MENACE could easily be considered the worst in the entire saga, Neeson felt strongly enough about his role in George Lucas’ universe to return for more.  He states:

Growing up, my heroes were cowboys; they were strong and mysterious, and it seemed like they always rode off into the sunset. For kids today, Star Wars has that same kind of magic. I really wanted to be a part of that.

I think that’s awesome that he’s willing to continue on with this part of his career even though he’s advanced so much further. You gotta respect actors/actresses who return to prior characters after they made it big (David Duchovny is a great example of this). Good for you Mr. Neeson! I won’t be watching because I could hardly sit through the PHANTOM MENACE, but I’m sure kids everywhere will appreciate what you’re doing.

Liam Neeson


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