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Samuel L. Jackson says 'hell, yeah' to returning as Mace Windu in 'Star Wars'

Ewan McGregor isn't the only star who would jump at the chance to reprise his role in "Star Wars 7."  Samuel L. Jackson is game to return to the flick as Mace Windu as well. 

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Samuel L. Jackson (second from left) with other stars of "Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith."

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In spite of his busy schedule (he already has three films in production), the "Avengers" actor told us he was "excited" that more "Star Wars"  films were on the way and would love to be a part of them.

"I'm not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more 'Star Wars,'" Jackson told E! News at the Spike TV Video Game Awards Friday. "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."

Sounds interesting, right?

When asked if he would definitely come back for the film, Jackson said, "Hell yeah!"

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"I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don't care," Jackson quipped. "I just want to stay associated with the franchise. Not that I won't because I've been in three of them."

Considering the Oscar-nominated actor's long and accomplished career, what is it about the franchise that has him so excited to return to it?

"I just always loved it. I always loved the idea of it, that there's this whole civilization out there somewhere else that's just as much fun and different and diverse and wild as we are."


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The film is still only in the pre-production stage, but it's slated for a 2015 release.

We're crossing our fingers for Jackson's return.

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