Samuel L. Jackson Wants to Reprise His Mace Windu Role in Another Star Wars

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Samuel L. Jackson may be busy right now with his role as Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but the actor would still love to reprise another role from one of the world's biggest movie franchises: Star Wars's Mace Windu.

Jackson's character, a Jedi master, was a favorite among fans of the Star Wars prequel trilogy, who were left shocked and saddened by Windu's death in Revenge of the Sith. But did he really die? For his part, Jackson doesn't entirely believe it.

From Jackson's viewpoint, Mace's "death" in the 2005 film doesn't mean he can't reprise the role—or that Windu is really even gone. When asked in a recent interview whether he'd be interested in returning to the role, Jackson's answer was an affirmative yes. "I’m that guy," he said. "All they got to do is call."

It's not the first time Jackson has made his desire to return to a galaxy far, far away known. In a 2018 interview with Red Carpet News TV, Jackson shared that he was, "totally interested in revisiting Mace Windu, always. Jedi never die.”

At 2017's Star Wars Celebration, Jackson also expressed his belief that the purple lightsaber-wielding Jedi champion is still alive, and that he's the only man fit to play him. “I know you're all in my corner on this. We all know Jedi can fall from incredible heights and survive, so apparently, I am not dead,” Jackson said. "Mace Windu is awaiting his return, let's make it happen!”

While there has been no indication that Disney has made any moves to take Jackson up on his offer to return to the role, you never know where the space opera will go next. So there's always hope.