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.

Alexander Skarsgård Could Have Played Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Larry Busacca, Getty Images

Marvel fans may have trouble imagining Thor played by anyone other than Chris Hemsworth, but apparently, Alexander Skarsgård was pretty darn close to getting the role. How close, you ask? He tried on the costume, held the hammer, and even filmed an audition in the garb.

In 2009—just a year after True Blood premiered—the actor told MTV that he met with Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige and Thor director Kenneth Branagh about the part. “Yeah, I met with Kevin [Feige] a few times and the director,” he said. “There was definitely some truth in that, yeah.”

When the MTV interviewer said he thought the actor had the perfect look to bring Thor to life, Skarsgård simply replied, “So did I.”

But before you start to feel too sorry for Skarsgård, let's not forget the number of impressive roles the True Blood alum has landed. At the moment, he’s playing Perry Wright in HBO’s Big Little Lies, for which he won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe.

As for the Thor role, Hemsworth went on to play the God of Thunder in multiple films, and although his future in the MCU is not certain after Avengers: Endgame, the Australian actor confirmed he’d love to keep playing the character.

Watch the Stranger Things Cast Recap the First Two Seasons in 15 Minutes

Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.
Priah Ferguson stars in Stranger Things.
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While we can't wait for the third season of Stranger Things to premiere next month, many of us have also probably forgotten what happened in the series' first two seasons—especially the tiniest of details, which might prove to be significant in the upcoming episodes. Coming up with fan theories can get difficult when we can’t remember everything, but watching all 17 episodes before July 4 isn't feasible for everyone. That's why this new video, in which the cast of the Netflix hit provides the ultimate recap, is a lifesaver.

The video features Sadie Sink (Max Mayfield), Noah Schnapp (Will Byers), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), and Finn Wolfhard (Mike Wheeler) recalling all the key moments of seasons 1 and 2, in just over 15 minutes.

The actors first go through the main characters of the series, explaining how each of them are intertwined, such as Hawkins's sheriff Jim Hopper, and Nancy's then-boyfriend Steve Harrington. They introduce the Upside Down, which Will was trapped in during the majority of the first season, resulting in his mom Joyce relying on a few nontraditional strategies to get him back. The cast also explains who Eleven is and how she's able to help get Will back.

The recap pinpoints all the major moments of the first season, and then goes into the second season, where everything in Hawkins appears to be normal again. The latest season, as the cast recalls, explores Eleven's backstory and introduces new characters like Max Mayfield, Billy Hargrove, Bob Newby, and sadly, the baby Demogorgon named D'Artagnan. The video concludes with the school Snowball dance, but things don't exactly end on a happy note, as the season's final moments show a monster is still very present in Hawkins.

As action-packed as Stranger Things is, a recap like this is truly a must. We'll rewatch it a few times before season 3 debuts on July 4.

[h/t Highsnobiety]

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