Avengers: Endgame star Samuel L. Jackson wants to play Star Wars character Mace Windu one last time.
Samuel L. Jackson is arguably one of the busiest actors in Hollywood. The legendary actor has been a part of some of the biggest franchises of all time, with his filmography containing series like Star Wars, The Marvel Cinematic Universe and even Jurassic Park. While Jackson has stayed busy, it seems as though he is always open to returning to his old roles.
Most recently, Samuel L. Jackson reprised his role as Nick Fury for Avengers: Endgame. While Jackson has reprised a number of his roles, it seems there is still one character the actor wants to play one last time. In a recent visit to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Jackson made it very clear which character he wants to play again.
“I’d really love to give one more run at Mace Windu in Star Wars.
This answer came as a surprise considering Mace Windu was supposedly killed in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. The actor added:
“There’s a long history of one-handed guys that were Jedis, that have lightsabers, that still made it. Jedis can fall from incredible heights and not die, like cats. “
It seems that Samuel L. Jackson is pretty set on playing Mace Windu again. Mace Windu is a fan-favorite character for many fans of the franchise but he died in Revenge of the Sith by being thrown out of a window following a lightsaber duel with the Emperor. However, Windu’s death occurred off screen, which means that he could return.
This wouldn’t be the first time a fan-favorite Star Wars character was raised from the dead as seen with Darth Maul from Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. Darth Maul was recently seen in Star Wars Rebels and he even made a live-action appearance in last year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Maul was similarly “killed off” by falling from a great height but he miraculously survived.
Earlier this year, we saw Samuel L. Jackson reprise his role as Nick Fury in two Marvel movies. The actor had a brief cameo in Avengers: Endgame but was also in Captain Marvel, playing a digitally de-aged version of his character. For now, many Star Wars fans hold out hope to see their favorite purple lightsaber-wielding Jedi back in action. However, there’s currently no word on what movies are next following the release of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker later this year. Would you want to see Samuel L. Jackson reprise the role of Mace Windu? How would you like to see Mace Windu return? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!
Full plot details for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker are currently under wraps, though the film is set to conclude the Skywalker saga before the franchise takes a three-year hiatus from theaters.
Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker will be released in theaters on December 20, 2019.
Disney Unveils New Character Posters For ‘The Lion King’ Remake
Disney released several new character posters for the remake of The Lion King.
Disney's remake The Lion King is next in the studios' line-up of live-action retellings of their animated classics and now several new character posters for the film have been unveiled. These new posters for The Lion King may offer the best look yet at the photo-realistic versions of Simba, Nala, Mufasa, Scar, Timon, Pumbaa, Sarabi, young Simba, young Nala, Sarabi, Rafiki, and Zazu.
Check out the Lion King poster for Simba below and click "next" to view the rest of the gallery!
What do you think of the new posters from Disney? Are you among those who are excited to see the beloved film retold in a realistic setting or do you agree with the others who are growing weary of Disney's live-action remakes? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Here is the official synopsis for The Lion King:
Director Jon Favreau’s all-new “The Lion King” journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub’s arrival. Scar, Mufasa’s brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba’s exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his.
Directed by Jon Favreau from a script written by Jeff Nathanson, The Lion Kingstars Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon.
The Lion King will be released in theaters on July 19, 2019.