Ever since news first hit of a new series of "Star Wars" films being in the works, fans have been eagerly turning to the internet and trades for updates. To date, the discussions have been mainly focused on which writers and directors would tackle "Star Wars: Episodes VII, IX and X". Now the focus is slowly highlighting what actors could be brought on and in this case, what actors are volunteering to throw their name in the mix.
Samuel L. Jackson is on such a list and has done a stellar job at keeping himself in the news lately. Just last week he was discussing his role as Nick Fury in Marvel Phase 2 and now it appears that he has his eye on these new installments of "Star Wars".
Jackson, who portrayed Jedi Master Mace Windu in the prequel trilogy, stated,"I'm not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more Star Wars. It's like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when episode four started, so maybe everyone thinks I'm dead and we'll find out what happened to Mace Windu. I can come back as one-armed or a one-handed Jedi that's still around that didn't actually die."
Jackson continued, "I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don't care, I just want to stay associated with the franchise."
What is it about the role and franchise that excited Jackson the most? Jackson explains, "I just always loved it. I always loved the idea of it, that there's this whole civilization out there somewhere else that's just as much fun and different and diverse and wild as we are."
"Star Wars: Episode VII" is scheduled to hit AMC Theatres in 2015.
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