Samuel L. Jackson Wants To Return To Star Wars
Actor Samuel L. Jackson is once again letting the world know he wants to reprise his role as Mace Windu, who definitely died in Star Wars. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. During a recent live recording Happy, Sad Confused Podcast Jackson advocated the return of the character.
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Windu fought Emperor Palpatine for a brief moment of flamboyant swordplay in Revenge of the Sith before his right hand was cut off and then electrocuted from a window. A fall from such a great height would have killed any normal person, but as Jackson recently said, the character is still alive “somewhere.”
“That’s how I think about [my character Ray] from Jurassic Park,” Jackson said. “He’s riding a velociraptor somewhere with one arm… There’s a huge story in Star Wars about people with one arm.”
It should be noted that Jackson has made this argument in the past.
During a 2019 appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Jackson laid out the same logic before. The only difference is that the character can now appear in the much wider Star Wars franchise, even if they are located elsewhere in the timeline. On the podcast, Jackson joked that he would love to learn how to wield a lightsaber with the other hand for the sake of the Mandalorian’s return.
The franchise’s next spin-off will be Obi-Wan Kenobi, which is slated to premiere on Disney+ in May. Mark Hamill, never shying away from criticizing Star Wars gaffes, recently gave his nod to aspiring child actor Grant Frehley, who will appear on the show as young Luke Skywalker.