The actor begged Bryce Dallas Howard, who helmed episodes of The Mandalorian, to re-engage him in the saga.
Samuel L.Jackson adore Star Wars. Quite proud to be the only Jedi to have a purple lightsaber in George Lucas’ prequel, the actor is enjoying the series’ upcoming release Obi-Wan Kenobi to reaffirm his desire to return to the saga. He also discussed a potential return of his character Mace Windu with Bryce Dallas Howardwhich staged two episodes of The Mandalorian and one of Boba Fett book. They crossed paths recently on the set ofArgylleMatthew Vaughn’s next spy movie, and the comedian laughs that he couldn’t resist asking him to cast him in a future series Star Wars.
“Star Wars has brought back several one-handed characters in the past. The only person I’ve talked to about a potential comeback is Bryce Dallas Howard, because we filmed together recently and she directed episodes of The Mandalorian. I asked her if she thought I could come back with my hand missing. ‘You like me, don’t you?’ She answered me : ‘I love you ! You’re great.’ So I replied: ‘Bring me back. Come on coach, I’m ready. I will learn to wield the lightsaber with my left hand!’“
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—Josh Horowitz (@joshuahorowitz) March 15, 2022
Why Samuel L. Jackson wanted a purple lightsaber so badly (behind-the-scenes video)
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