The Star Wars franchise is already 45 years old, and with a huge assemble of characters that were introduced in the saga, there’s always a chance we might see some familiar face in new projects. The saga’s veteran Mark Hamill already made his big return, not only in the sequel trilogy but also in the Disney+ shows The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett.
One of the known Star Wars actors that still didn’t get a chance for a comeback is Samuel L. Jackson, who played Jedi Master Mace Windu, who was recognizable for his one of the kind purple lightsaber. Jackson debuted as Windu in 1999’s Phantom Menace. Windu was the highly ranked master of the Jedi Council, second only to Yoda. Jackson reprised the role in Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, in which the character was killed off after his encounter with Darth Sidious.
Jackson didn’t show up in any live-action Star Wars medium after that, but when he was recently asked if he would like to grab the purple lightsaber again, he didn’t need to think twice before offering an answer.
“Definitely. There’s a huge history of people with one hand returning in Star Wars… The only person I’ve ever said that to about coming back was Bryce Dallas Howard, ’cause I just did a movie with her. And she directs episodes of The Mandalorian, so, ‘You think you might be able to hook a brother up? I mean you like me, right?’ She’s like, ‘I love you, you’re amazing!’ So, ‘Put me back in there… Put me in coach, I’m ready!’ You know, I’ll learn to lightsaber left-handed. Come on, hook me up.” — Samuel L. Jackson for Happy Sad Confused
Windu’s return is certainly something that fans would like to see in the Star Wars saga. And when you have a charismatic actor like Sam L. Jackson, we honestly have no idea why they didn’t bring him back somehow already. Jackson is set to return as Nick Fury in the upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, which is set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.