At this point, I think it’d be easier to make a list of actors who DON’T want a role in the next Star Wars trilogy.
There’s the original cast, with Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher. All three of those actors have declared their interest in returning to the franchise, and all the latest script rumors have involved them on some level or other. Even Jeremy Bulloch, the thespian responsible for bringing Boba Fett to the big screen, wants to re-enlist as our favorite Mandalorian assassin.
From the prequel trilogy, Ewan McGregor stated he’d love to swing his blue lightsaber around one last time as the wise Obi Wan Kenobi. I don’t think there’s any real hope for him in EPISODE 7, since his character is a blue ghost (and was only relevant while Darth Vader lived), but perhaps Disney will create a solo flick for that ol’ Jedi bastard. McGregor’s performance in the prequels was the only real reason to endure those heart wrenching, nostalgia killing flicks, so it’d be a shame not to feature him in a well direceted spin-off. Imagine how great Clone War era Kenobi would be with Matthew Vaughn behind the camera?
Besides those few, though, another actor stated that he wants to return. Nick Fury… ahem, I mean Samuel L. Jackson, said as much in an interview with E!.
“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.”
As much as I love Master Windu and his purple lightsaber shennanigans, I don’t think this is the best idea. It’d be wise to give the franchise a fresh start, essentially ignoring the muddling affair of the Prequels. Though, if Disney ever comes around to producing a solo Obi-Wan flick, Sam Jackson would make a pretty awesome co-star.
What do you think? Do you want Mace in STAR WARS EPISODE 7? Or do you want your next trip to “a galaxy far, far away” to be free from cross contamination?
After all, Sam Jackson is pretty cool…