Actor Liam Neeson recently claimed that the Batman villain he plays in Batman Begins, Ra’s Al Ghul, isn’t really a bad guy while also sharing he has no interest in doing anymore Star Wars.
Neeson did a bit with Men’s Health where he answered a number of questions from Twitter users about a bevy of subjects.
At one point in the bit, he’s asked by one user “would he play a villain in Robert Pattinson’s Batman?”
Neeson responded, “Would I play a villain in the latest reincarnation of Batman? No, I’ve already done that in Batman Begins with Christian Bale. I was Ra’s al Ghul.”
The actor went on to claim he wasn’t really a bad guy despite wanting to mass murder the entire city of Gotham due to the moral decay and corruption that had overtaken the city. Neeson stated, “He wasn’t really a bad guy. He was trying to reorganize the world as it needs to be organized.”
Neeson then reiterated, “No, I wouldn’t and I hear the latest Batman is like three hours long. Hello? (He then pretends to fall asleep).”
Not only did Neeson claim the mass murdering Ra’s al Ghul isn’t really a villain, but he also indicated he has no interest in doing anymore Star Wars projects after his cameo in the Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Asked by one user, “Wonder if he will pop up in a spin off prequel?” Neeson responded, “No. Star Wars, no. As much as I admire them, there’s just so many of them them now. They’re like…They’re like…So I ‘ve lost track, unfortunately.”
“But there’s too many of them,” he repeated.
While Neeson says he has no interest in any more Star Wars, he recently did cameo in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series reprising his role as Qui-Gon Jinn despite breaking canon set forth in The Clone Wars that he could not actually manifest as a Force Ghost.
He also recently provided his voice to the character in the Tales of the Jedi animated series.
What do you make of Neeson’s comments?