Samuel L. Jackson Wants His Purple Lightsaber Again


Though Samuel L. Jackson's Mace Windu definitely died in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, the prolific American actor believes the purple lightsaber wielding Jedi isn't gone. Revenge of the Sith is the third and final entry in the prequel trilogy releasing in 2005, meaning Windu would've been dead for a little over 14 years now. However, Jackson wants "one more run" as the Jedi Master and member of the Jedi High Council–who is absolutely still dead.

Jackson sat down with Stephen Colbert, where he was asked if he'd reprise any of his more iconic and memorable roles. To rapturous audience applause, Jackson said, "I'd really love to give one more run at Mace Windu in Star Wars."

Windu battled Emperor Palpatine for a brief moment of flashy swordplay in Revenge of the Sith before getting his right hand chopped off and then being electro-blasted out of a window. A fall from such great heights would kill any normal human, and in response to Colbert questioning Windu's survivability, Jackson said, "There's a long history of one-handed guys that were Jedis that have lightsabers that still make it. Jedis can fall from incredible heights and not die, like cats."

The epic space-opera is set to make a huge splash this year. In the video game department, Star Wars – Jedi: Fallen Order will launch on November 15 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Over on the film side, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will debut in theatres on December 20. While Jackson won't appear in either, he still has a busy second half of 2019, starring in Shaft (June 14), Spider-Man: Far From Home (July 2), and The Last Full Measure (October 25).

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