The release of Obi-Wan Kenobi is just around the corner, and director Deborah Chow is just as excited as anyone else. After helming a pair of well-received episodes of The Mandalorian, the creative was promoted to full-time director of Ewan McGregor‘s big return to the Star Wars universe. She recently sat down with Total Film to discuss the upcoming project, and was naturally asked a variety of questions pertaining to possible spoilers.
One of these inquiries was about Liam Neeson‘s Qui-Gon Jinn, the Jedi Master who died protecting Obi-Wan and Anakin Skywalker at the end of Episode I – The Phantom Menace. the final moments of the prequel trilogy revealed to audiences that Jinn had actually become the first Jedi to perfect communication from beyond the grave, with Yoda hinting to Kenobi that he could continue to learn from his former teacher. Neeson came back to voice the character for cameos in the animated Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Chow was asked if that would also be the case for Kenobi. Her response was indirect but intriguing, to say the least:
Obi-Wan’s going on a journey. There’s going to be different people that come into his life. One of the things I was trying to do with this series was to have the legacy, and who is important in Obi-Wan’s life, and to also have some new characters. So it’s going to be a mixture of the two. But I do think there are some surprises to come. I hope.Deborah Chow
The answer doesn’t confirm anything specific, but it does leave the door open for some major anticipation about what’s to come. Many iconic Star Wars characters are returning for the Disney+ series, including Darth Vader and the Grand Inquisitor, so it’s not entirely impossible that Jinn could join them on the small screen.
Source: Total Film