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    Liam Neeson Says “So Many Spinoffs” Are Ruining ‘Star Wars’ Franchise

    Liam Neeson has been in the industry for around five decades. In his long career, he has acted in films from all kinds of genres. This includes ‘Taken’, Batman Begins’, ‘Schindler’s List‘, and ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’ among many other films

    Recently, the 70-year-old actor talked about ‘Star Wars‘, stating that “so many spinoffs” have hurt the franchise as it has taken away its “mystery and the magic“. So let’s find out in detail about what Neeson said and if he is actually writing about the space opera franchise.

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    Liam Neeson Talks About ‘Star Wars’ Spin-Offs

    Liam Neeson
    Liam Neeson

    Liam Neeson played the role of Qui-Gon Jinn in the 1999 space opera flick ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.’ It was the first film in the prequel trilogy. However, he believes the franchise has suffered over the years.

    Recently, the 70-year-old actor joined Paul Rudd for an episode of ‘Watch What Happens Live!‘. When asked if he wants to return to the franchise, Leeson said: “No, I’m not.” 

    He added, “There’s so many spinoffs of ‘Star Wars.’ It’s diluting it to me, and it’s taken away the mystery and the magic in a weird way.” In the Disney+ series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi‘, Neeson did a cameo and hasn’t returned to the franchise since.

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    ‘Star Wars’ Has Been Bloated With Spin-Offs

    Star Wars
    Star Wars

    After the prequel trilogy concluded with the 2005’s ‘Revenge of the Sith‘, Lucasfilm was sold to Disney who revamped the franchise. A sequel trilogy was born which concluded in 2019 with ‘The Rise of Skywalker.’

    The franchise has since expanded with several spin-offs like ‘The Mandalorian,’ ‘The Book of Boba Fett,’ ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi‘ and ‘Andor.’ ‘Mandalorian‘ is set to return for a third season while new shows like ‘Ashoka‘ and ‘The Acolyte‘ are also planned for release.

    Neeson said that he wants to reprise the role of Qui-Gon Jinn but only if it’s a film. “Oh, I think so, yeah, yeah, yeah, I think so…if it was a film“, he said.

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