With all the swarming of talent and possible ideas, a galaxy far, far away seems like quite the crowded place. Directors, old cast, new cast, anything is a go. But it seems that the Jedi Knight with the “bad mofo” wallet is speaking his mind on potential casting.
Samuel L. Jackson, who played the popular Mac Windu character, did not mince words when asked if he would like to reprise his role: “Hell Yeah!”
For those who have not seen the final film of the Star Wars prequel, Windu dies at the hands of the Emperor, Palpatine. Jackson would not mind if his character, who took to the afterlife, came back as a ghost: “I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don’t care,” says Jackson, “I just want to stay associated with the franchise. Not that I won’t because I’ve been in three of them.”
But his main hope is that the purple-saber carrying Windu, in the post-Jedi massacre, somehow survives to fight another day. Jackson says: “It’s like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when episode four started, so maybe everyone thinks I’m dead and we’ll find out what happened to Mace Windu. I can come back as one-armed or a one-handed Jedi that’s still around that didn’t actually die.”
“I just always loved it,” Jackson says of his appreciation for the films, “I always loved the idea of it, that there’s this whole civilization out there somewhere else that’s just as much fun and different and diverse and wild as we are.”
This has been the weekly update for Star Wars news; there will be plenty of people who would like to get a hand on this hot commodity, more will be coming soon. The next installment of Star Wars is planning to be launched in 2015.