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.

(L-R): Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), his eopie and Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson) in a scene from Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

Neeson did a bit with Men’s Health where he answered a number of questions from Twitter users about a bevy of subjects.

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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.”

Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul in Batman Begins (2005), Warner Bros. Pictures

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).”

Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne and Liam Neeson as Ra’s al Ghul in Batman Begins (2005), Warner Bros. Pictures

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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.

(L-R): Count Dooku and Qui-Gon Jinn from “STAR WARS: TALES OF THE JEDI”, season 1 exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

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.

Liam Neeson Qui-Gon

Liam Neeson as Qui-Gon Jinn and Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999), Lucasfilm

What do you make of Neeson’s comments?

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