Of course we all know now that Disney bought Lucasfilm and loudly proclaimed their intentions to have “Star Wars: Episode VII” in theaters by 2015, a start of a whole new trilogy of billion-dollar grossing movies.
In the meanwhile, Samuel L. Jackson has been stumping for President Obama and trying to get people to get out there and vote, which includes radio interviews, such as the one he gave today to WTKS FM Real Radio 104.1 with “The Philips Phile.”
And at the end of the interview, when asked what he thought of the Disney deal and whether he’d like to be in these new sequels, Mr. Jackson stated that he would indeed like to reprise the role of Mace Windu. Mr. Windu was a Jedi who appeared in all of the prequel films and was kind of a big deal, having more than one tête-à-tête with the main man himself Yoda and doing his share of damage in the battle scenes. So yeah, it would be cool if he could make an appearance as old man Windu somehow.
Now, in case you are not a nerd or geek, here would be the place where we point out that the character of Mace Windu had his arm chopped off, was zapped with space wizard hand lightning, and then plummeted out a window, presumably to his most epic death. But this is the movies, and we never actually saw him die, he just fell out of a window, so there’s no reason they can’t write a scene in which he reveals how he actually landed on a passing space cruiser, PLOP!, right in the passenger seat, and he looks over at the driver and it’s young Lando Calrissian, and off we go, ridiculous connection made, a little bit of fan service, and BOOM!, we got Mace back in the mix, cutting up fools who cross him and his Jedi buddies.
Hey, he even asked for a purple light saber (because Samuel L. Jackson loves the regalness of the color) and though there is a strict hierarchy to the colors of the sabers and what each one means, he gets the damned purple light saber, because he’s Samuel L. Jackson. So if he wants to come back as one-armed Mace Windu, they should make it happen.
Then again, they can just go the usual route of having their dead Jedis come back as glowing ghosts and make him a non-fighting, non-yelling, non-awesome, floating, babbling spirit, but what’s the fun in that?
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