When Disney and Lucasfilm made the shocking announcement that George Lucas would be selling off his empire to Mickey Mouse and co. and relaunching the Star Wars film franchise in 2015 with Star Wars Episode 7, the reaction was mostly positive. New creative vision, new live-action Star Wars movies, etc., sounded like things we all wanted to see.
We gathered 20 of the greatest reactions to the Disney - Star Wars news and among them was Samuel L. Jackson who when asked about his thoughts on the deal, simply said "He got cheated!" in reference to Lucas getting $4 billion for the deal which he immediately donated to Education. Now, he's singing a different (read: more positive) tune.
The 10th annual Spike Video Game Awards took place Friday, and Samuel L. Jackson returned to host once again. He was in a genuinely good mood, before, during and after the live show and provided plenty of entertainment. His face was put into scenes from many of the nominated games, much to the laughter of the audience, and in an interview with E! News, he answered a few questions about the Star Wars happenings, this time prepared for press.
"I'm not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more Star Wars. It's like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when episode four 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."
Would Jackson return if asked?
"Hell yeah!... I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don't care. I just want to stay associated with the franchise. Not that I won't because I've been in three of them."
Of course Jackson would love to return. During the Spike VGAs he even joked about being in every movie. He's currently enjoying a 9-picture contract with Marvel Studios to return again-and-again as Nick Fury for years to come, and that makes him part of the Disney family.
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Before the Disney-Lucasfilm deal became official, George Lucas had met with Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher to let them know he was planning on making more films. Since that time, both have expressed interest in returning, along with Ewan McGregor and Harrison Ford. Who wouldn't want to return to one of the biggest pop culture franchises of all-time? Especially with the excitement surrounding a new creative team taking over.
Would you like to see Mace Windu show up via flashback or as Jedi ghost?
For an entertaining read, check out our features:
- Top 20 Hollywood Reactions To Disney’s ‘Star Wars’ Acquisition
- Top 10 Pros and Cons of Disney Buying Lucasfilm and ‘Star Wars’
- George Lucas' role in Star Wars going forward
Star Wars: Episode VII hits theaters in 2015.
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Source: E! Online
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