First, we have a new perspective on what Ewan McGregor feels about the possibility of doing new Star Wars films. It's no surprise that he feels if anyone is going to do it, it would be weird for it not to be him. And it's also interesting to note that he found out about the Disney acquisition the day before it all went down.
Perhaps the most fascinating aspect of the video is the fact that Ewan McGregor knew about the third trilogy from the get go, and that it's always been Lucas' plan to let other filmmakers take it on. It seems to be the best kept secret of the last fifteen years in Star Wars-dom.
The video has a lot of good tidbits in it, I would recommend you watch it.
But that's not why you're here, specifically. You want to know what Samuel L. Jackson had to say about his continuing involvement in the Star Wars saga.
When speaking to E! News at the Spike TV Video Game Awards, he had nothing but enthusiasm:
"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."
He went on to explain that he'd even be a ghost hologram if that's how he could be involved.
For my money, this idea is as good as any, and I'm just excited to see what we're finally given in the realm of new Star Wars. I'm willing to see whatever it is they show me, and Mace Windu as a grizzled, old, one-armed man sounds awesome. There would be so many unanswered questions there... And I'm pretty sure it couldn't happen since Yoda did say that after his death the last of Jedi would he be, but anything is possible. If anyone could have shrouded himself in the Force to keep out of Yoda's purview, it would be Mace Windu.
Aside from the droids (who I would almost certainly say will be back) what characters and actors from the previous installments of the saga would you like to see in the sequel trilogy or subsequent films?