Samuel L Jackson Should Have Played Darth VaderBy: Chris Gabbard - May 24, 2012
Every now and then you stumble across a video on YouTube that should have gone viral and seen millions of views. For some reason this one didn’t even though it’s funny and downright genius. It was posted on YouTube about 2 years ago and since then has been seen around 500k times. Perhaps it was overshadowed by the Darth Schwarzenegger video posted a few month earlier. Both are great.
The video was posted with this phrase in the description – “Get these motherf*ckin Rebels off this motherf*ckin Death Star!” 500k is impressive, but it deserves more.
Here’s the Schwarzenegger version as well. Both are good, so might as well include this one too.
With George Lucas’ tendency to screw with his old movies, its kind of surprising this idea didn’t come along. There is still time to change up Revenge of the Sith to have Mace Windu become Vader instead of Anakin Skywalker. Fans have already pointed out incongruities in the older trilogy and the new one, why not just go all out.
Now is the perfect time to do it. The series is going to be re-re-released in 3D over the next few years, and you never know what Lucas will do. Never forget the addition of Hayden Christensen’s hologram at the end of Return of the Jedi, or the change that shows Han Solo shooting in retaliation, after Greedo fires first. (Because a professional bounty hunter would miss at point blank range, and Hans character really needs to be softened up. He’s a galactic badass, and the only one that can counteract Luke’s constant whining) Sorry, the Star Wars geek came out of me on that one.
Don’t get me started on what he did to Indiana Jones.[h/t: moviefone]