Samuel L. Jackson Wants To Return To Star Wars

"There's a huge history of people with one hand returning in Star Wars."

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson is once again letting the world know he is eager to reprise his role of Mace Windu, who definitely died in Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith. During a recent live taping of the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Jackson argued for the character's return.

In the 2005 film, 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, but as Jackson recently said, the character is still alive "somewhere."

"That's the same way I think about [my character Ray] from Jurassic Park," said Jackson. "He's somewhere riding around on a velociraptor with one arm… There's a huge history of people with one hand returning in Star Wars."

It should be noted that Jackson has made this argument in the past. During a 2019 appearance on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, Jackson laid this same logic out before. The only difference is, now, there is a much wider Star Wars franchise available for the character to appear in--even if it's elsewhere in the timeline. On the podcast, Jackson joked that he would gladly learn how to wield a lightsaber with his other hand for a Mandalorian return.

The next franchise spin-off is the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, which is set to premiere on Disney+ in May. Mark Hamill--never one to shy away from criticizing Star Wars missteps--recently gave his approval on newcomer child actor Grant Feely, who will appear in the series as a young Luke Skywalker.

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