Samuel L. Jackson wants to play Mace Windu in Star Wars again and he knows how to make it work.
During an appearance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Jackson said he would love to play the grim Jedi master again. He went on to explain how it would work since Windu died.
“I’d really love to give one more run at Mace Windu,” the character he portrayed in Star Wars Episode 3, The Revenge of the Sith.
In the Star Wars film, Windu meets his maker at the hands of Anakin Skywalker. During an epic back-and-forth battle, Skywalker cuts off Windu’s arm before he falls to his death. But that’s no problem, Jackson said. He went on to jokingly explain how Jedis have a long history of being short-handed and surviving despite the odds.
“There’s a long history of one-handed guys that were Jedis that had lifesabers [and] that still make it,” he quipped. “Jedis can fall from incredible heights and not die like cats.”
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) June 11, 2019
Although Jackson wants to play Mace Windu again, unfortunately for Star Wars fans, there is nothing in the making for his return. Instead, fans of the prolific Jackson will see him in another familiar role.
Jackson’s appearance was to promote the upcoming release of Shaft. In the new installment of the franchise, the focus is on Shaft’s grandson. In the film, dubbed by executive producer Kenya Barris as Shaft for millennials, the youngest member of the Shaft clan will join forces with his father.
“Plot Summary: When his best friend dies under mysterious circumstances, an FBI cybersecurity expert joins forces with his father — the legendary cop John Shaft (Samuel L. Jackson) — to scour the streets of Harlem, N.Y., and uncover the truth.”
Shaft stars Samuel L. Jackson, Jessie T. Usher and Richard Roundtree in the title roles. The movie opens in theaters June 14.