“Samuel L Jackson might be set for a dramatic return to the Star Wars franchise.
At least that’s what the actor hopes.
The 69-year-old says he would be totally ‘down’ for a reprisal of his role as Mace Windu, whom he played in Star Wars in Episodes I-III.
Just one little problem, though. Samuel’s character kind of died in Revenge of the Sith after losing an arm and getting thrown through a window during a fight with Palpatine. So how exactly would Mace Windu come back from the dead?
Sharing his theory with Empire, Samuel explained: ‘You know, it’s not that crazy that Jedi can fall from great heights and survive. And how many one-handed people are roaming about in that galaxy? Quite a few… I’ve still got the old Jedi spirit. I’m down.’ […]
Samuel added: ‘If they call me, I’ll show up – hell, I’m hanging around just for that. I’d even show up as a hologram or some shit.’
Hmm, Samuel might want to book some other jobs just in case.
According to Samuel, he begged George not to kill off his character when writing the script for Revenge of the Sith but, unfortunately, it fell on deaf ears.
Samuel revealed: ‘I was really the only person they could do something to in the movie to create some turmoil, because everyone else shows up in the original films. I kept saying to George, ‘You sure about this? I can kill this dude – you know that, right?’
Although his character appeared in three Star Wars installments, Samuel admits to being disappointed at Mace Windu’s lack of scenes in Episode I, The Phantom Menace.
The actor said: ‘I started to realise I was just going to be sitting in a Jedi Council room with my arms folded. I was flicking through the pages like crazy, going, “Fight? Fight? Fight? No? Damn!”
‘But you can’t turn something like that down. You know, it’s the greatest fantasy series ever in the world and all of a sudden the genie turns up and says, “Your wish is granted… but you won’t be the star”. I was there but I couldn’t fight.’ […]”