The restart of the story war of stars With the film adaptation of “The Phantom Menace”, he not only brought George Lucas back to the director’s chair but also renewed the cast with renowned actors such as Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and Liam Neeson. And he was the one who recalled that experience with the Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend podcast (recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike).
On this occasion, Qui-Gon told Jinn how he fought in the famous saber fight with Darth Maul along with Obi Wan Kenobi He accepted a challenge from the big boss.
“The first time we had to use the lightsaber to start a little fight… We both made (the sounds) automatically,” Neeson said. “George said, ‘We’re going to cut there. Guys, we can add that later.’”
Criticism of new Disney productions
But beyond the anecdotes, Liam Neeson also criticized the release of new Disney productions.
“There are so many movies and spin-offs now that I think it waters everything down. That’s a very personal opinion. Every once in a while, kids ask me for a Star Wars autograph, and I don’t want to give autographs at the airport. Oh, but it’s not the child; it’s the grandfather; there he is, or the father. They’ll be 11-year-olds.”
Neeson said during a February episode of Watch What Happens Live! that so many spin-offs and sequels to Star Wars have “strangely taken the mystery and magic” from the franchise. Neeson made a brief cameo appearance in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi, but only had two lines of dialogue.