At the Star Wars Celebration 2022 event, much news and info were shared by Lucasfilm regarding the upcoming Star Wars projects, and one of them is Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi, a series of animated shorts that is set to premiere on Disney+ later this year. Of course, none of that is surprising as the confirmation that Liam Neeson will return to the franchise after 23 years to voice Qui-Gon Jinn, a Jedi Master that he played in Episode I — The Phantom Menace.
Liam Neeson played the Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn in the first prequel of George Lucas’ saga. Young Obi-Wan Kenobi was his student, and Qui-Gon was also a Jedi who recruited Anakin Skywalker when he was still a child. Although he played the character in only one movie, Qui-Gon is remembered as one of the most known Jedi in the saga. The character was killed by Darth Maul in what some fans still think is the best Lightsaber fight in the franchise, despite mixed to negative reviews that the whole movie received. After Qui-Gon’s death, Obi-Wan became a Jedi Master who decided to train Anakin to honor his fallen master.
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi will be a series of animated shorts that will tell us separate stories about Jedi from the prequel movies. Apart from Qui-Gon, some of the other Jedi featured in the series will be Ahsoka, Mace Windu, and young Count Dooku, back when he was still a Jedi trained by Yoda. The episode with Dooku will also feature a younger Qui-Gon Jinn, who will be reportedly voiced by Neeson’s son.
“Tales of the Jedi is an anthology of Original animated shorts, each story featuring Jedi from the prequel era, streaming Fall 2022 only on @DisneyPlus.” — Lucasfilm
Star Wars: Tales of the Jedi is set to drop on Disney+ in the Fall of 2022.