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This is for Mr. Jackson

Apropos of Samuel L. Jackson’s indicating he’d like to be in the new Star Wars movies. He says Mace might still be alive, but I think I have a more fun idea. Here’s how I would introduce him.

INT. space station

HAN SOLO, LUKE SKYWALKER and LEIA ORGANA SOLO are on the run. They dart into a small chamber, shut the door and pause to catch their breath. Han drops a heavy bag on the floor.

LEIA

Who IS this guy?

HAN

I don’t know. (Into his wrist comm) Hey, kid! Did you get the camera in place?

Luke

Han, I’m really too old–

ANAKIN SOLO

(via wrist comm)

Yeah, you should be able to see him now.

LUKE

–oh.

HAN pulls out a holo projector, and flicks it on. We see a disfigured human pause, close his eyes for a moment as if he was scanning the area, then turn and stride out of view.

 

LUKE/HAN

I’ve got a bad feeling about this.

Luke and Han look at each other in surprise for a moment. Han breaks the silence.

HAN

Come on, Princess. We need to get out of here.

LEIA

Wait, you know him?

HAN

I don’t need to know him. I SAW him.

LEIA

(Well, he’s hopeless)

Luke?

LuKE

I’m not sure. He looked like…there was a Jedi my father knew. He disappeared before we were born.

LEIA

But, that’s impossible. He would be older than Obi-Wan was.

LUKE

I don’t think it’s him. He might be a clone, but I’ve never heard of a successful cloning of a Jedi. They kind of… You two go on. I need to get a closer look.

Han and Leia exchange a look that says, “will you talk to him?” and “he’s YOUR brother.”

HaN

Fine, kid. But be at the Falcon by oh-four-fifteen.

Han hefts the bag over his shoulder and marches out the door, followed by a worried-looking Leia. Luke crouches on the floor in a meditative pose, waiting for their pursuer’s arrival.