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Liam Neeson Wouldn't Mind a Return to 'Star Wars'

Star Wars Episode 1 Liam Neeson Still - H 2015
<p>Star Wars Episode 1 Liam Neeson Still - H 2015</p>   |   Courtesy of Photofest
"He's a Jedi, anything could happen"

This December’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens will bring stars of the original trilogy back to the galaxy far, far away, but they’re not the only ones ready for a Force-driven comeback — Liam Neeson wouldn't mind returning to a Jedi role at some point as well. 

“Yeah, that would be terrific,” the actor told Yahoo! Movies when asked about the possibility of playing Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn again. “It’s story, you know? Qui-Gon Jinn was mentor to Darth Vader, so I don’t know [how he would return], unless you went back in time or he becomes a hologram or something. He’s a Jedi, anything could happen, it’s Star Wars world!”

If Neeson did return, he’d stay away from one of the few changes we know that J.J. Abrams has made to George Lucas’s beloved space fantasy. “I had a couple of worries about that lightsaber,” he said, referring to the cross-guard version seen in the first trailer for the movie. “I thought, if it comes anywhere close to you, it’s like having a jet of [burning] fluid hitting your clothes and hitting your skin, but I’m sure they’ve thought that out.”

His character would never have anything so impractical, Neeson joked to Yahoo Movies. “He’d use the nice green one, still,” he said. “I still have it. I keep it polished.”

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