Samuel L. Jackson is changing things up.
Deploying F-bombs for the sake of emphasis has taken a backseat to wielding lightsabers because that’s so much cooler.
Jackson, who played Mace Windu in 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, is dropping a not-so-subtle hint that the force is still with him after his character was killed off by Emperor Palpatine.
The actor wants to reprise his role in any capacity, perhaps for an origin story.
Worlds collided when the 70-year-old actor brandished the weapon of all mother******g weapons on the upcoming Captain Marvel set.
The lightsaber that says "Bad Motherfucker"?
— Brother-Captain Leodegarius (@AC_Breeki) March 1, 2019
None other than the eponymous Carol Danvers played by Brie Larson was fangirling over the iconic toy/prop/artifact.
The two discussed the Star Wars saga with EW in response to Jackson discussing his jolt of fame after portraying a Jedi.
“It’s so cool. I wish I was a Jedi,” she pined.
Jackson elaborated on his amplified stardom.
“You become godlike in a crazy kinda way.”
“I [became more famous] because I was a Jedi, so no matter where I went, I got accosted by the Jedi council of wherever.”
— Tiffany (@tiff_fb) February 25, 2019
He brought his prized possession to the Captain Marvel set on May 4th – the unofficial Star Wars holiday inferring the well wishes evocative of “may the force be with you” later imparted by members of the Resistance, which is the private paramilitary group led by Princess/General Leia Organa.
Not only was she in the presence of greatness, Larson was given a sublime privilege.
“I got to hold his lightsaber!” she enthused.
“He brought it to me on set on May the 4th, and I cried. It was so cool. I wanna be a Jedi.”
Her excitement for starring in a movie with Jackson carried over to social media.
Honored to be an intergalactic hero with you 🙂
— Brie Larson (@brielarson) March 2, 2019
Having written both Star Wars and Captain Marvel, I do hope we see you as a Jedi someday!
— Jody Houser ECCC F9 ✒️🗯️🎲 (@Jody_Houser) March 2, 2019
— The Cali Nerd (@TheCaliNerd) March 1, 2019
Imagine being Captain Marvel, AND getting to hold Mace Windu's lightsaber. You are living the life
— Osama 👑 (@ozzieh10) March 2, 2019
A meta mashup of Star Wars and Marvel, I prophesize.
I hope there's a scene in endgame where Captain marvel finds a way to make her proton energy into a sword and Spider-Man says "oh cool a lightsaber" and she goes "damn right" and Captain America goes "that's a star trek thing right?"
— Peter Sprucie Ferrow (@mrsprucieboy) March 2, 2019
I’m convinced that @Avengers Endgame ummm… ends with @SamuelLJackson running Thanos thru with his purple lightsaber and saying The Force is with me, Mother… @captainmarvel @brielarson https://t.co/58vE8btMss
— Dan Silvia (@ReaderDan) March 2, 2019
Fans now want to see Larson cast in a Star Wars movie.
Cast Brie in a Star Wars movie, please. pic.twitter.com/xdEUWqVbEz
— Manuel Faria (@ManuelDuarte24) March 1, 2019
1) I find it funny & totally on brand for Sam Jackson to carry around his lightsaber on May the 4th.
— Phantom Friend Mike Rumore (@drumjedi) February 28, 2019
Kathleen Kennedy, my queen, do your magic, please, 🤩
— Surada 🌴 (@Mizuski) March 1, 2019
Get her in this Universe.
— Joseph Solano Presents: Poe & Kazuda (@DoctorRagnarok) March 1, 2019
disney supporting disney
— b (@distancetimings) March 1, 2019
Can we make this happen please. I would absolutely love to see this happen
— Jordan Hobbins (@Sonicguy001) March 1, 2019
Captain Marvel marks the ninth cameo for Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), this time as his younger, naive self as the movie takes place in the 90s.
The de-aged character was particularly appealing for Jackson.
“Well, the fact that he didn’t have that big chip on his shoulder yet. There’s something still light about Nick Fury.”
“He’d been in some dark stuff, so there’s still a bunch of stuff that hasn’t been explored about him through the war and through his years as a spy in the shadow world or whatever.”
“But now he’s on a desk. It’s kinda like he’s on hiatus. He’s sitting at this desk trying to figure out, ‘Okay, where’s the threat coming from?’ [Carol is] his first extraterrestrial. She opens up a whole new world for him.”
If Marvel can reverse time for Nick Fury, Lucasfilm can do the same for Mace Windu. As the studio explores new ways to extend the Star Wars franchise, TV shows or films exploring a young Mace Windu is within the realm of possibility.
At least that’s what fans are hoping for.
And if such a project gets the green light, Jackson told Comicbook he is standing by.
“Well, we’ve got Lola [VFX], they’ve got Lola, it’s theirs, let’s see what happens. I’m down with it. I’ve still got my purple lightsaber, I’m ready.”
So are we.
Until then, you can catch Jackson in Captain Marvel on March 8th.
And you can get your own Mace Windu replica lightsaber here.