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The list of former "Star Wars" actors throwing their hats in the ring for "Episode VII" continues to grow.

The latest star to join the roster of hopefuls? Samuel L. Jackson (aka Mace Windu).

"I'm not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more 'Star Wars,'" the actor told E! News on Friday. "It's like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when episode four started, so maybe everyone thinks I'm dead and we'll find out what happened to Mace Windu."

The "Avengers" star's schedule is swamped -- he has three films currently in production - but ...

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