Samuel L Jackson really wanted to be invited back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens

“I was waiting for the call,” jokes the actor – although it would be pretty tricky to explain Mace Windu's reappearance


Samuel L Jackson sounds miffed not to have been asked to join the cast of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


“I was waiting for the call,” the actor joked to Graham Norton, having been introduced in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace as Mace Windu, the Master of the Jedi High Council.

“I had a conversation with Mark Hamill about it when they were auditioning people for Jedis and I said we should go over to the studio and see if we could get in the movie. He didn’t even know there was a movie and then he ends up in it!” Jackson added.

But Jackson and his purple lightsaber aren’t just going to sit back and let another few Star Wars movies go by. He’s going to do something about it.

“Who knows, there’s like 30 movies coming – I’ll find my way back in somewhere!”

Mace Windu origin story, anyone?


Watch Samuel L Jackson on The Graham Norton Show tonight at 10:40pm on BBC1