You know, I’m really starting to think there’s some sort of Inception at work involving Samuel L. Jackson and Marvel. Seriously, it’s getting hard to tell where the comics end and the movies begin. As you may recall, Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch based their re-imagining of Nick Fury on the veteran actor’s likeness many moons ago with The Ultimates, so it was quite serendipitous that Jackson was eventually cast for the role of the S.H.I.E.L.D. director in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Now, as it turns out, the journey continues, albeit with a Star Wars twist.
You see, later this summer, the House of Ideas will be rolling out Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu, a five-issue miniseries effectively placing the focus on Jackson’s character from the prequel trilogy. Brought to us by the creative team of writer Matt Owens and artist Denys Cowan, that knowledge in itself adds to the trippy nature of this situation given that the latter contributed interiors to Vertigo’s Django Unchained, another adaptation of a film starring Jackson.
As of now, plot details are scarce, but here’s the synopsis that’s been circulating:
For over a thousand generations, the Jedi have been the peacekeepers of the galaxy…but now, at the dawn of the Clone Wars, they find themselves in a new role: generals in the Army of the Republic. As Mace Windu, one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors, leads a small unit of Jedi into battle shortly after the war begins, the Jedi must make peace with their new role, or be lost to the violence around them!
Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu arrives in comic shops this August. In the meantime, be sure to feast your eyes on Jesus Saiz’s cover art below.