Samuel L. Jackson wants Star Wars return

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson thinks his alter ego Jedi Mace Windu should return to Disney's upcoming new 'Star Wars' film - despite seemingly meeting his death in the last film.

Samuel L. Jackson would love to star in the new 'Star Wars' film.

The actor - who played Jedi Mace Windu in the second trilogy in the franchise between 1999 and 2005 - would love to reprise his role in the recently announced seventh installment of the space saga, despite his character seemingly meeting his maker in 2005's 'Revenge of the Sith' after losing a hand and falling out of a window.

He said: "Yeah, I'd love to be part of that.

"I don't know why I'd have to be a ghost. I'm a Jedi! I fell out of a window and they took my hand off. I could show up as a one-handed Jedi - alive!"

The 64-year-old 'Django Unchained' star feels the presence of his character and other established characters could lure audiences to see the next film, rather than have a completely new cast.

He explained to The Independent newspaper: "I think it'd help people come back to the franchise, to have some familiar characters before they start introducing all the new ones."

'Star Wars 7' is tentatively scheduled for release in 2015.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 136 min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.


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