Many directors and actors are dying to be part of the new Star Wars Trilogy, which is currently being drafted. Among the alumni who want to return to “a galaxy far, far away…,” are some of the original cast members such as Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill. Now, Samuel L. Jackson has thrown his beret into the ring and wants to return as Jedi Master and lightsaber amputee Mace Windu. Here’s what he had to say, when asked recently whether he would come back.
“I’m not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more Star Wars,” Jackson told E! News at the Spike TV Video Game Awards Friday.
“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.”
When asked if he would definitely come back for the film, Jackson said,
“Hell yeah! I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don’t care,” Jackson quipped. “I just want to stay associated with the franchise. Not that I won’t because I’ve been in three of them.”
Considering the Oscar-nominated actor’s long and accomplished career, what is it about the franchise that has him so excited to return to it?
“I just always loved it. 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.”
The as of yet untitled “Star Wars: Episode VII” film is expected to open in theaters in May of 2015. Academy Award winning screenwriter Michael Arndt (“Little Miss Sunshine”) is penning the script. No director has been hired at this time.