Liam Neeson, who starred as Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace has signed on to reprise his role for two episodes on Cartoon Network's series Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Neeson will reprise the role of the fallen Jedi Master, who appears to his former apprentice Obi-Wan Kenobi much in the same way that the fallen Obi-Wan appeared to Luke Skywalker in the original Star Wars trilogy.
Neeson tells Entertainment Weekly, "[T]hese characters resonate... even after all these years.
"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."
The Clash of the Titans
star's appearance on the show isn't the first by a big name star, but he's probably the biggest. Neeson joins the likes of Seth Green
, Greg Proops
, Jon Favreau
and Star Trek
's George Takei
to have voiced characters on the show. The episodes will air on Jan. 28 and Feb. 11. The Clone Wars airs at 8:30pm on Friday nights on Cartoon Network.
Check out an exclusive preview at EW.com!
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