• Liam Neeson said he plans to retire from making action movies after two more films this year
  • The actor admitted he loves filming action movies and "beating up guys half my age"
  • Neeson was "flattered" after learning fans want him to reprise his role as Zeus from "Clash of the Titans" in "Wonder Woman 3"

Liam Neeson may be planning to retire from making action movies soon.

Neeson, 68, remains one of the most sought-after action movie stars. He experienced a career renaissance after starring in 2008's "Taken," which spawned two more sequels. These were followed by a string of action films, including "Non-Stop" (2014) and "Cold Pursuit" (2019), and most recently, "The Marksman," which releases Friday.

But the two action films he has lined up for this year could be his last.

"Oh, yeah. I think," he told Entertainment Tonight when asked about retiring from action movies. "I'm 68 and a half. 69 this year. There's a couple more I'm going to do this year -- hopefully, COVID allowing us -- there's a couple in the pipeline and, then I think that will probably be it. Well, unless I'm on a Zimmer frame or something."

Neeson explained that he enjoys making action films like his new movie "The Marksman," where he plays an ex-Marine turned reclusive rancher who needs to protect an 11-year-old boy from drug cartel assassins. "I love doing 'em. I love beating up guys half my age," he said.

However, he found himself struggling while doing stunts for his next film, "Blacklight," sharing, "I've just finished one in Australia and I had a fight scene with a kid -- lovely, sweet actor called Taylor -- and halfway through the fight I looked up, I was breathless and it didn't cost him a cent, and I said, 'Taylor, what age are you?' He said, '25.' I said, 'That's the age of my eldest son!'"

Aside from action movies, Neeson also previously mentioned that he had no plans to appear in superhero movies. But fans' eagerness to see him reprise his role as Zeus from "Clash of the Titans" in Gal Gadot's "Wonder Woman 3" may convince him to do one last superhero flick.

"I guess so, sure. I mean, I'm very flattered!" Neeson told ET, before adding, "I wasn't aware that the ancient Greek gods appeared in 'Wonder Woman.' I have to say, much to my chagrin, I haven't seen kind of the 'Wonder Woman' movies."

The actor also said he will "call" his agent after he was informed that Greek gods do appear in the "Wonder Woman" universe and that Zeus is father to Gadot's Diana.

Last year, Neeson's "Honest Thief" earned $3.7 million in its debut week when it premiered in October, beating Christopher Nolan's "Tenet" and Robert De Niro's "War With Grandpa" to win the weekend box office at the time. The movie grossed $24 million worldwide amid the pandemic.

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Liam Neeson has not met Meghan Markle contrary to reports that came out in November 2017. Pictured: Neeson attends the 'The Commuter' New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square on Jan. 8, 2018 in New York City. Getty Images/Jamie McCarthy