Samuel L. Jackson wants in on “Episode VII.” In a recent interview with E! News, the “Amos & Andrew” actor said he was “totally geeked by the idea of there being more Star Wars” and has hopes that the 2015-slated Disney production will mark the return for his character Mace Windu.
What a shocker.
Well, Sam, I’m sure Disney would love to figure a way to weave your purple lightsaber-wielding Jedi into the script — probably more so than making Corey Feldman into Han Solo’s kid. But, since Mace was in the prequels and these movies would take place, like, decades into the future, his character would be really old right?
Actually, old age isn’t the problem. This is:
Of course, Jackson’s fully aware of having to work around the fact that the Emperor and a young Vader already killed Mace. Not to worry. He made notes for the Ep VII scribes:
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 could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don’t care.
I especially love the “I don’t care” part. That shouldn’t be interpreted as some greedy means of scoring a paycheck; it’s more freewheeling.
I mean, as far as I’m concerned, they should just make a new Star Wars movie every year. Because who really does care at this point? One really good thing that the prequels spawned was an excuse for fans to not have to feel so precious about the franchise. The cherry has long been popped, midichlorians all over the place.
The possibilities are endless. “Tales of the Bounty Hunters” is an obvious, mosaic-like adaptation. Malakili and Jabba’s Rancor as a love story would be a less commercial venture. Wait, let’s just make one where Windu comes back as a Jedi thug who robs McDowell’s in “Coming to America.” In 3D. We’ll be in and out of the theater in 82 minutes. Plus, a comeback opportunity for Louie Anderson. Who doesn’t love Louie Anderson?