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Liam Neeson Shuts Down Rumors That He's in the Disney+ Series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' | THR News

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Liam Neeson seemed to make it clear that he will not appear in the upcoming Disney+ series 'Obi-Wan Kenobi.'

Video Transcript

JIMMY KIMMEL: "Obi Wan Kenobi" is in progress right now. And I'm wondering if you're going to be on that?

NEHA JOY: Liam Neeson is playing down all those "Obi Wan Kenobi" rumors. On Wednesday, the Oscar nominated actor dropped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live" to discuss his new Netflix film, "The Ice Road", and the conversation quickly turned to the upcoming Disney Plus "Star Wars" series starring his "Phantom Menace" castmate, Ewan McGregor.

When pushed by the late night host as to whether he would appear in the series, Neeson played it coy.

LIAM NEESON: I heard Ewan McGregor was going to do a series. No, I don't think so. No, I haven't been approached.

NEHA JOY: He then insinuated that they could not afford him to be in the series. Kimmel somewhat took him at his word but not quite.

JIMMY KIMMEL: I mean you're such a good actor, you can easily be lying, and we would have no idea.

NEHA JOY: Of course, Neeson's character was killed in the 1999 "Star Wars" installment. But he could easily come back to the "Obi Wan Kenobi" series as a force ghost to offer his former Jedi Padawan guidance.

In past interviews, Neeson said despite the criticism the film received, he himself was pleased with "The Phantom Menace," telling Andy Cohen in an interview last year, "I like the film. I'm proud of it and proud to have been a part of it. I got to be a Jedi. I got to play with those wonderful lightsabers and stuff. It was terrific."

To watch Liam Neeson's full interview on "Kimmel," head to the article on THR.com. For "The Hollywood Reporter News", I'm Neha Joy.