Liam Neeson had starred as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn back when The Phantom Menace released, and besides a brief cameo in Obi-Wan Kenobi, it’s unclear where he’ll be appearing next. As it turns out, he thinks that the franchise has become quite diluted.
Talking to Conan O’Brien on Conan O’Brien Needs a Friend, Neeson goes on to talk about the Star Wars fandom being a “cult,” then he says, “There’s so many movies and spin-offs, and I think, you’re diluting the whole thing.”
Admittedly, that is the opinion for several Star Wars fans and critics ever since the Disney+ Star Wars series came out. While it seemed like we were getting a steady stream of entries with Disney’s original “one movie a year” plan which started with The Force Awakens back in 2015, we’re now getting more and more series, each with varying degrees of quality.
And while we are getting shows like Mando, Andor, and Ahsoka, no movies are being released theatrically. Though the studio says they want to release films, Lucasfilm can’t seem to settle on a director, moving from talents like Patty Jenkins to Damon Lindelof, and now director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy. Is Taika Waititi even working on his thing anymore?
We don’t know when Star Wars will get back on its feet, but fans are admittedly scattered right now. Personally, I’m still hoping for a theatrical Obi-Wan movie with a small appearance from Neeson again, besides his one line from the show.
For now, catch Ahsoka now streaming on Disney+.