Samuel L Jackson on returning to ‘Star Wars’: ‘Hell yeah!’

Jackson played Mace Windu in three 'Star Wars' films between 1999 and 2005

Samuel L Jackson has revealed that he is keen to return to Star Wars.

Earlier this month (December 2012), Ewan McGregor admitted that he would be “happy” to reprise his role as Obi-Wan Kenobi for Star Wars: Episode VII.

Now Jackson, who played Jedi Master Mace Windu in Episodes I, I and III, has offered to join him. When asked by E! News if he would definitely come back, Jackson replied: “Hell yeah!”

Discussing how his character could return, Jackson said: “It’s like, OK, 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.”

Suggesting another option, the actor joked: “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.”

Disney has slated Star Wars: Episode VII for release in 2015 and hired Toy Story 3 writer Michael Arndt to pen the script. Meanwhile, the search for a director is apparently down to “a couple of candidates”, with X-Men‘s Matthew Vaughn reportedly “in talks”.