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There's at least one Jedi Master who's once again feeling the Force of "Star Wars."
Samuel L. Jackson, who played purple lightsaber-wielding Mace Windu in each installment of the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy, is totally excited about Disney's resurrection of the franchise — and gives a hearty "Hell yeah!" when asked if he'd be up for reprising his role in the new films, according to E! Online.
"I'm not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more 'Star Wars,'" the "Avengers" star told E! News last week. "It's like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when 'Episode IV' 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. "
Mace Windu was undone by the treachery of both Anakin Skywalker and Senator Palpatine in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith," though he did manage to disfigure Palpatine — turning him into the familiar-looking Emperor — before getting thrown out of a window. Even if Mace was indeed killed in that battle (and, let's face it, he probably was), Jackson would return in any way the writers deemed was possible.
"I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don't care," he said. "I just want to stay associated with the franchise."
Responses have been mixed over the years when various "Star Wars" alums have been asked about how they found the experience of working with George Lucas and just being a part of the series in general. Jackson has nothing but love for his time spent in a galaxy far, far away.
"I just always loved it. I always loved the idea of it, that there's this whole civilization out there somewhere else that's just as much fun and different and diverse and wild as we are," he said.
Would we want Jackson to reprise his role as Mace Windu in "Star Wars: Episode VII" (or VIII or IX or whatever)? Let us chime in with our own "Hell yeah!"