According to Liam Neeson, the only thing that will stop him from continuing to make action movies is literal death.
Back in March 2015, the Taken star said he expected to retire from making action movies within the next two years: “If God spares me and I’m healthy,” Neeson responded when asked how much longer he planned on taking action roles. “But after that, I’ll stop [the action] I think.”
“I’m in a very, career-wise, great place,” Neeson added. “The success of certainly the Taken films, Hollywood seems to see me in a different light. I get sent quite a few action-oriented scripts, which is great. I’m not knocking it. It’s very flattering. But there is a limit, of course.”
However, the 65-year-old actor was singing a much different tune this week at a promotional event for his new film, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House. There, Neeson dismissed the notion that he was done with on-screen fisticuffs and gunplay.
“It’s not true, look at me! You’re talking in the past tense,” Neeson told Variety. “I’m going to be doing action movies until they bury me in the ground. I’m unretired.”
So … who wants to start taking bets on when Taken 4’s going to be announced?