George Lucas Wanted Rapper Tupac To Be ‘Star Wars’ Jedi
By Nadia Noir
California-proud rapper, Tupac Shakur, might have tragically died from a gunshot at the age of 25-years-old, but he could have “Hit Em Up” Jedi-style with a lightsaber if he had survived long enough for Star Wars-creator George Lucas to give the green light on Tupac’s audition for 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I.
According to former Death Row Records dude, Rick Clifford, Tupac was supposed to audition for the part of a Jedi named Mace Windu. Samuel L.Jackson ended up playing the role.
“He was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas and them. They wanted him to be a Jedi. Yes, I’m serious — Samuel L. got Tupac’s part,” said Clifford. “He said ‘Old Man, keep your fingers crossed, I got three movies coming up. One of them I gotta read for George Lucas’.”
Shakur was actually a really talented actor who played roles in movies like 1993’s renowned film, Poetic Justice.
Of course, NY Daily News says Lucasfilm has no comment, but we have a comment for Lucasfilm. 3-D CGI Tupack Jedi? It’s just creepy enough to be awesome.