“Oh man, I get to say the line”: Samuel L. Jackson Was Flabbergasted After Finding Out Liam Neeson Stole His Thunder in Star Wars

Samuel L. Jackson wanted to be the first person ever to say Star Wars' most iconic line

“Oh man, I get to say the line”: Samuel L. Jackson Was Flabbergasted After Finding Out Liam Neeson Stole His Thunder in Star Wars

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  • Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu in the Star Wars franchise was one of the best roles the actor has played
  • He shared that he wanted to be the first one to say the iconic line 'May the force be with you' but that did not happen
  • As after watching the final film, the actor realized Liam Neeson said it before him
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Samuel L. Jackson is a man of many talents. With a range as exquisite as his own, his roles in movies and television shows stand out in ways that are incredibly commendable. From Nick Fury to Mace Windu, there is no role he leaves without making it iconic. Stepping into some of the biggest franchises including that of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Star Wars, he is someone who can easily please an audience.

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Samuel L. Jackson as Jedi Master Mace Windu in Star Wars

Out of all the influential roles he has played, Mace Windu holds a special connection not just in his heart but also those of the fans. It is his character that holds responsibility for a majority of the lore surrounding the light sabers and it is also his character who was the first person to say the most iconic Star Wars line ever; well, almost.

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Samuel L. Jackson was Looking Forward to One Star Wars Line

Samuel L. Jackson revealed in an interview with Star Wars Insider that the one line he had been looking forward to saying in the entire prequel trilogy had been, ‘May the force be with you.’ Standing to be the most iconic line of the Star Wars franchise, Jackson wanted to be the first one to say that line in the entire series.

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Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu
Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu

“To see it on the page when I first got those script pages it was like, ‘Oh man, I get to say the line.’ And then it got to be, ‘It’s the first movie. I wonder if I’m the first person to ever say ‘May the Force be with you?'”

His driving force had been the thought that he would technically be the first person ever to have said the line because it was the first film of a prequel series at that. However, reality is often disappointing.

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Liam Neeson Stole Samuel L. Jackson’s Dream

In the interview with Star Wars Insider, Samuel L. Jackson explained how for the longest time he had been under the impression that he was the stakeholder of the line seeing that he was supposedly the first person to say it as well. This misconception quickly came crumbling down when he first saw the film.

Liam Neeson as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn
Liam Neeson as Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn

“And then I watched the film for the first time last night and Liam said it before I did. So I was like, ‘Damn!’ [Laughs]” 

It was then that he learned about who actually stands as the face of saying the line for the first time. Liam Neeson. It was the Taken actor who had gotten the chance to say the line before him, shattering his train of thought regarding the wild theories that were popping up in his mind about the line.

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Adya Godboley

Written by Adya Godboley

An avid writer fluent in everything Marvel, Adya Godboley is an Assistant Content Lead for FandomWire. She has rich experience in critically analyzing all that is said in between the lines. Hopelessly obsessed with Greek Mythology, she is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in English from K.R. Mangalam University. Adya has written over 1300 articles on various topics expressing her passion and love for all things entertainment.