Star Wars: Episode VII is currently in development over at Disney. Since the movie is kind of a big deal, there’s a lot of people who understandably want in on the action.
One person who wouldn’t mind helping out with the sequel is Samuel L. Jackson. The Oldboy star played Korun Jedi Master Mace Windu in George Lucas’ prequels. Although the character lost an arm and seemingly plummeted to his death in Revenge of the Sith, Jackson’s hoping there’s room for him in the follow-up.
During his appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman, the Pulp Fiction alum discussed his desire to star in director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. According to Worst Previews, Samuel L. Jackson is patiently waiting for someone to give him a call.
“I went to London to start another film, and I’m in the film with Mark Hamill so I asked Mark if he’d heard from JJ Abrams, and he said: ‘No’. Then all of a sudden Ewan [McGreggor] was there and I spoke to him on the phone and asked if he was there doing ‘Star Wars’ and he said: ‘No, they didn’t call me,'” Jackson explained to Letterman.
He continued, “So I was thinking maybe all three of us should get together and just and go over to the ‘Star Wars’ set one day and just stand around and see if maybe they could use some old Jedi.”
Samuel L. Jackson isn’t the only Star Wars vet who wants a role in Star Wars: Episode VII. Ewan McGregor told E! Online back in September that he would definitely play Obi-Wan Kenobi in the next installment of the franchise. Like Jackson, he’s just waiting on the call.
“I’d be up for it,” he told the website.
While Samuel L. Jackson is waiting for his call from Abrams regarding Star Wars: Episode VII, the guy has his hands full with a few other franchises. The busy actor will appear in Joss Whedon’s The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Captain American: The Winter Soldier.
Jackson also stars in the upcoming remakes of RoboCop and Oldboy. If you need even more Jackson in your cinematic life, then check out The Secret Service, Big Game, and Barely Lethal, the big-screen adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Cell.
Are you a fan of Samuel L. Jackson? Do you think director J.J. Abrams should cast the actor as Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode VII?
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