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15th Jan 2019

Samuel L. Jackson would be interested in returning to Star Wars

Paul Moore

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“All they got to do is call.”

Now that Disney have purchased the rights for the Star Wars universe, the various spin-offs and canon films (i.e. Episode IX) are going to be massive tentpole features for decades to come.

Han Solo may have struck a deal to transport Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan for 17,000 credits in A New Hope, but it’s fair to say there’s a lot more money to be made from the galaxy far, far away.

Aside from the The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and the upcoming Episode IX, the Star Wars universe is absolutely packed with characters who could be developed in their own standalone films.

Of course, we’ve already been treated to Solo, and with the highly-publicised films about Obi-Wan Kenobi and Boba Fett seemingly in various stages of production, it’s clear that Disney’s plans to make more Star Wars films aren’t exactly frozen in carbonite.

One man more than capable of handling himself is the baddest motherf**ker in the galaxy, better known as Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson).

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Since making a somewhat muted debut in The Phantom Menace, the Jedi Master really cut loose in Episode II: Attack Of The Clones as he kicked ass during the Battle of Geonosis.

Who doesn’t love the scene where he decapitates Jango Feet with that bitching purple lightsaber? See, we told you he was a badass.

Anakin’s great vengeance and furious anger proved to be Master Windu’s undoing as he met his maker in Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith. Honestly, we think he deserved a better death because Mace was absolutely beating the living snot out of The Emperor until he was betrayed. The dude was laying the smackdown on The Emperor. What a man!

Anyway, given the fact that he was a high-ranking member of the Jedi High Council and a General during The Clone Wars, we think that there’s still plenty of story left to be told about Mace Windu.

When JOE caught up with Samuel L. Jackson ahead of the release of Glass, the actor told us that he fancies a return to Ireland to play some golf. If and when he is in Ireland, we cheekily asked him if he would be interested in chatting with the Star Wars crew with a view to filming here, or returning to his character?

“I’m that guy. All they got to do is call,” Jackson confirmed.

A Mace Windu spin-off?

The Force would be very strong with that.

Take a look at our interview with Jackson in full below…

Fans of Unbreakable and Split don’t have to wait long to see Glass as it’s released in Irish cinemas on 18 January.

Clip via Universal Pictures