Qui-Gon Before Anakin
Liam Neeson’s death as Qui-Gon Jinn was almost as hard to watch as Mufasa’s death in The Lion King. Ok, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration, but we’re still bitter about the loss all the same. To ease our pain, we’ve added our long-haired hero to the list of Star Wars stories we want to see on Disney Plus.
It might be a little late for the finely aged actor to do a prelude film, but we certainly wouldn’t mind watching a younger, green-saber wielding Qui-Gon as the star of his own Jinn Genesis series. Qui-Gon’s calm character, unmatched wisdom and Britishly dry humor, in addition to his mad skills as a Jedi Knight, made him a favorite for us, even if it was only for one film. Qui-Gon also had a natural father-figure aura when it came to both Anakin and Obi-Wan and it’s one of the many reasons his death was so hard to get over.
But, of course, no one is born that perfect and we would love to see the development of Qui-Gon as one of the greatest Jedi who ever lived. There might have been more to Qui-Gon’s need to save Anakin, aside from fulfilling Jedi prophecy. It certainly seemed like there was more to the Jedi Master’s insistence on the boy being trained as a Jedi when Qui-Gon stubbornly opposed everyone on the council, including Yoda, who thought it to be a bad idea.
Qui-Gon very well could have been a more interesting Padawan than the perfect teacher’s pet. Plus, his Jedi Master was Count Dooku. Someone explain to us how that relationship hasn’t already been cause for its own TV series.