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Samuel L. Jackson: Jedis don’t die

Samuel L. Jackson addresses the possibility of his character Mace Windu returning to Disney’s forthcoming instalment of the Star Wars movie franchise.

The 64-year-old actor depicted Mace Windu in director George Lucas’ last two Star Wars movies, 2005’s Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and 2002 film Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones.

George sold his Star Wars empire to Disney last year for an estimated $4.05 billion.

J.J. Abrams has taken the directorial reins from George for the new intergalactic movies, with the first instalment expected in 2015.

Although his character Mace appeared to have fallen to his death in Revenge of the Sith, the actor doesn’t think audiences should write off the Jedi so quickly.

“I thoroughly think that Jedi can fall high distances and not die,” he told Access Hollywood.

“There is a history of Jedis getting their hands cut off and showing back up.

“Nobody saw me die… [I] fell out a window with my purple light saber.

“Hey it’s in a galaxy far, far away. I should be able to live forever!”

It is not confirmed as to whether Samuel will reprise his role for helmer J.J.’s forthcoming movie.

The thespian does hint that a casting reunion may be on the agenda.

“You got to put some cool Star Wars people in there,” he told Access. “Bring the others back into it. [You] can’t just create a whole new audience out of nowhere.”

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