The late rapper is thought to have read for George Lucas for the part of Jedi Master Mace Windu in the prequel trilogy of films, but ultimately lost out to Samuel L Jackson. The revelation has been made by Death Row Records engineer Rick Clifford, who had a conversation with Tupac back in 1996.’Pac found out that I worked for Brian Austin Green, who was on 90210, then he found out I [worked on] some movies, so we always talked about his film career and stuff,” Clifford told 2Pac-Forum. “He was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas and them. They wanted him to be a Jedi. I’m serious. “Samuel L got Tupac’s part. [Tupac] said [to me], ‘Old man, keep your fingers crossed’. He said, ‘I’ve got three movies coming up. One of them, I’ve got to read for George Lucas’.” Tupac starred in seven movies before his death in September 1996, including Poetic Justice, Above the Rim and Bullet.
Meanwhile, pre-production on Star Wars: Episode VII started last year, with a finalised script expected to be handed in later this month.