“What, Seriously thats it?”: George Lucas Did Not Like Samuel L Jackson’s Weird Request to Stand Out While Shooting Star Wars Movie

"What, Seriously thats it?": George Lucas Did Not Like Samuel L Jackson's Weird Request to Stand Out While Shooting Star Wars Movie

Samuel L. Jackson has portrayed many iconic characters in his glittering Hollywood career. From the aching father who avenges his daughter’s r*pe in A Time to Kill to S.H.I.E.L.D. Director Nick Fury in the MCU, Jackson has covered the gamut of roles in films of various genres.

Samuel L Jackson
Hollywood star Samuel L Jackson

Possibly one of his most iconic characters is Jedi Master Mace Windu in George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel trilogy. The Marvel actor had a unique weapon in the films which was a purple lightsaber. Interestingly, Jackson had a strange request regarding the color of the lightsaber which he shared with George Lucas.

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Samuel L Jackson Wanted Prominence For His Star Wars Character

Samuel L Jackson’s character Jedi meter Mace Windu is an integral part of the iconic Star Wars franchise, created by George Lucas. The films are also filled with striking action scenes involving lightsabers wielded by each character which was unique to that character’s arc and history in the franchise. But Samuel L Jackson’s reasoning for wanting a particular color was to appear different and more prominent from his co-stars. Speaking to Josh Horowitz in the Happy Sad Confused podcast, the Marvel star recalled his conversation with the director and said,

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In Episode II, there’s that huge scene in kind of like a war stadium There’s all these Jedi out there. And when I was reading it I was like ‘How am I going to find myself in this?’ So I thought, ‘Different colored lightsaber! ‘George, can I get a purple-colored lightsaber?’ [And he said,] ‘They’re green, they’re blue.’ I said, ‘What, seriously, that’s it?”

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Samuel L Jackson as Jedi Master Mace Windu in Star Wars

Despite Lucas finding Jackson’s request strange, he went with the actor’s choice for a purple lightsaber. But the director almost did not concede after a minor backlash that appeared from fans regarding the color.

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Samuel L Jackson Talks About Secret Invasion

Samuel L Jackson is all set to reprise his role as Nick Fury in the upcoming Disney+ Marvel series, Secret Invasion. Based in the present-day MCU, the show follows the S.H.I.E.L.D director as he learns of a clandestine invasion of Earth by a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls.

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Samuel L Jackson will be seen in Secret Invasion

Speaking on the importance and significance of the series, Jackson said that it would connect the various parts and characters of the MCU. He also stated the relevance of the show and how it was intrinsically tied to the Captain Marvel films, including the upcoming The Marvels.

“This series has to happen so that The Marvels can happen. All these things are connected in an interesting sort of way,”

Speaking about his character, Jackson revealed that audiences will see a more raw, real, and vulnerable Nick Fury when compared to the previous versions. The star also discussed how the series presented a unique opportunity to humanize Fury, a character that many people view as superhuman.

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