’s Qui-Gon Jinn was one of the most visible faces during the buildup to 1999 Star Wars
Prequel Trilogy launcher The Phantom Menace
, contemporaneously plastered—like the notorious Jar Jar Binks—across all forms of ephemera, knickknacks, toys, and even Pepsi cans. Yet, despite the character’s key role in a spiritual concept crucial to the Prequel storyline, his presence in the mythology all but vanished after Episode I. However, the upcoming Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series could remedy that—emphasis for now on “could.”
Of course, Qui-Gon was killed at the end of The Phantom Menace
, but the idea of Neeson’s onscreen return as the character—presumably as a Force ghost—has been a topic of much speculation ever since. However, for reasons that were never quite confirmed, said return never happened in the follow-up films, leaving one of many cited Prequel Trilogy plot holes.
Interestingly, Neeson was