There are so many rumors about the next ‘Star Wars’ movie, it’s impossible to even speculate on what’s in store, but during an appearance on the ‘Late Night With David Letterman’, Mace Windu himself, Samuel L Jackson, may have dropped a hint on three actors that WON’T appear in the film… and one is quite the shocker.
Jackson is currently in London filming a movie with Mark Hamill, the focal character of the original trilogy Luke Skywalker, and confirmed that neither actor had spoken to Episode VII director J.J. Abrams about appearing in the new flick. He then revealed that he spoke to Ewan McGregor, the younger Obi-Wan Kenobi from Episodes I-III and he also verified that he hadn’t been approached.
You can watch the clip below:
Here is a transcript, in case you missed anything:
“I asked Mark if he’d heard from J.J. Abrams and he said, ‘No’, and then all of a sudden, Ewan was there (in London) and I spoke to him on the phone, asked him if he was there doing Star Wars. He said, ‘No, they haven’t called me.’…. So I was thinking, maybe all three of us could just get together and go over to the Star Wars set and just stand around and see if maybe they could use some old Jedi! And then I heard on television they were auditioning people for Star Wars and I said, ‘Well, maybe we should just go through the auditions and see if we can get a job!’…. “I pretty much hinted to J.J. that I wanted to be in the film at George Lucas’ wedding, and he was kinda like, ‘Mmm’, that was about the most I got out of him.”
Yikes. Shade! Mace Windu and Obi-Wan, I can see not being in the film (sorry, Sam!), but Luke Skywalker?! I think he HAS to be in the new movie! Especially if Leia and Han are! (Which is as yet unconfirmed but hinted at.) You can’t omit Luke!
But maybe J.J. has just been busy scrambling to get the script together for their enforced 2015 release.
What do you think? Should the new movie be its own entity or should there be tribute paid to the original movies? Sound off in the comments section below!