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Liam Neeson talks Taken 2 and The Dark Knight Rises

Liam Neeson has spoken about the possibility of appearing in follow-ups to two of his biggest hits.

When MTV asked the actor about the surprise success of actioner Taken , he responded: "It just seemed to hit a pulse in people, it did very, very well which I'm thrilled about and we're hoping to do another one next year sometime."

When Neeson was asked to elaborate on the sequel, he said: " Taken 2 ... Who's gonna get taken?"

He couldn't offer any plot details yet though, simply saying "[They're] working on a script."

Neeson did also state that he didn't expect the movie to be a prequel, as some have suggested.

In related new, Neeson also said that he "definitely" won't be appearing in The Dark Knight Rises , which would conflict with the shoot for Clash sequel Wrath of the Titans anyway.

While his exit from Batman Begins pretty much ruled out his return, you can never be sure you've seen the end of a villain like Ra's Al Ghul, and The Dark Knight Rises is obviously going to be subject to endless amounts of scrutiny until it's released.