Samuel L. Jackson Gave Brie Larson His Iconic Lightsaber Amid ‘Star Wars’ Rumors

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Brie Larson as a Star Wars Jedi

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With rumors of Marvel actress Brie Larson reportedly joining the Star Wars universe soon, Samuel L. Jackson helped Larson join the Star Wars universe in a crazy way.

Brie Larson (left) and Samuel L. Jackson (right)
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Actors Samuel L. Jackson (Pulp Fiction, The Incredible) and Brie Larson (Avengers: Endgame, Room) are inseparable after sharing the Marvel Cinematic Universe big screen in Captain Marvel (2019), as well as appearing together in Kong: Skull Island (2017) and more.

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Over recent years, Brie Larson has faced immense backlash from critics and Marvel fans over various social media posts to random NFT-pushing. However, the actress is still one of Hollywood’s most popular stars.

In talks to join the Skywalker saga, reportedly courted as Luke Skywalker’s wife Mara Jade from Legends, Larson took a big jump closer to becoming a new Jedi after Samuel L. Jackson gave her his infamous purple lightsaber:

“He walked in and dropped this bag on my lap that was this kind of beautiful silk bag.”

“I opened it and it was his lightsaber, and I just immediately burst into tears.”

Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu
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While filming Captain Marvel, Jackson threw Brie Larson off guard when he brought his lightsaber inscribed with a particular word to set, allowing the Avenger to hold a piece of the legacy of George Lucas.

Mace Windu’s lightsaber remains one of the most popular within the Star Wars franchise, given that Windu is the only Jedi Knight in canon to wield a magenta saber.

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Larson continues:

“I don’t think he’s supposed to have it. I’m not even sure if I’m supposed to say that he has it.”

“It says: ‘Bad Motherf—–.”

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Flash forward, and rumors of Mace Windu returning to Star Wars via The Mandalorian with director Bryce Dallas Howard is ramping up, as Jackson has hinted multiple times over the last decade that he wishes to return to the galaxy far, far away.

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The world of Luke Skywalker (Mark Hamill), Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher), Han Solo (Harrison Ford), Darth Vader (James Earl Jones), Jedi Master Yoda (Frank Oz), Ahsoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein), Darth Maul (Ray Parker), Anakin Skywalker (Boba Fett (Jeremy Bulloch/Temura Morrison), Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Jedi Knight Grogu (AKA “Baby Yoda”), Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal), Cara Dune (Gina Carano), Bo-Katan Kryze (Katee Sackhoff)Koska Reeves (Sasha Banks), Fennec Shand (Ming-Na Wen), Mos Pelgo Marshal Cobb Vanth (Timothy Olyphant), and Moff Gideon (Giancarlo Esposito) the Millennium Falcon, the Death Star, and The Clone Wars.

Within the Star Wars franchise, Lucasfilm is moving past Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) or the controversial Rian Johnson Star Wars film The Last Jedi (2018) as we dive into the Old Republic or explore new realities of the Star Wars universe with each new Star Wars story and Star Wars series like Obi-Wan Kenobi, or the upcoming Star Wars game like Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order 2 or Star Wars Eclipse.

Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi
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While it’s clear that Jackson eventually took back his lightsaber, having Brie Larson cross paths with an iconic piece of Jedi council history helps propel her motive to join Lucasfilm and the next era of Star Wars soon.

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