- By TVweb | Jan 20, 2011
Liam Neeson, who portrayed Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, will return as that signature character in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars for the Cartoon Network. You can take a look at Qui-Gon Jinn in animated form with a new video and photo from the series, plus read on for more info on his appearance below:
Liam Neeson will voice Qui-Gon Jinn in the January 28 episode, Overlords, and the following February 11 episode as well. He appears in Obi-Wan Kenobi's visions in a three-episode arc that deals with Annakin Skywalker's plight leading into Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Here's what he had to say about coming back to the franchise:
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."
Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs on Friday nights at 8:30 PM ET on the Cartoon Network.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars episode 3.15, "Overlords" stars Matt Lanter, James Arnold Taylor, Ashley Eckstein, Lloyd Sherr, Adrienne Wilkinson, Sam Witwer, Liam Neeson, Pernilla August} and is directed by Steward Lee, Dave Filoni}.