If you want to avoid Star Wars fans, the San Diego Comic Con (which is where this interview took place) is probably the last place you'd want to be. Jackson, a self-proclaimed fan of comic books, didnt have much of an opportunity to check out the huge collection of items for sale at Comic Con because of the massive amount of people in attendance. I was on the floor this morning before anybody came in for like 10 minutes. Then I couldnt stay because they were letting people in early so I had to leave. Its kind of bad for me because Im kind of down with all this stuff. I love comic books and I love anime. Its kind of like being in a crack house with no money.
Where Does Snakes on a Plane Fall in His Career: Next. Its between Freedomland and Home of the Brave. Come on. Its an entertainment film. Its in the category of Deep Blue Sea and The Man and a lot of those movies that didnt make a lot of money, but people saw on video and discovered and liked. This is going to different. I think people are going to go and see this movie.
I feel sorry for all those people that are going through that whole trip of Why would Samuel Jackson do something like this? and Its lowbrow. Its a movie. People go to movies on Saturday to get away from the war in Iraq and taxes and election news and pedophiles online and just go and have some fun. I like doing movies that are fun.
Up Next for Samuel L Jackson: 1408, [from a] Stephen King short story. A horror movie with John Cusack. Its a feature. Mikael Hafstroms directing. Then straight into Jumper after that.
Jacksons also busy working on the TV mini-series, Afro Samurai. I just did the preliminary voicing so they could start the animation. Theyre only done two-and-a-half of the episodes right now.
Jackson explained why he chose to be a part of Afro Samurai: Its great to be able to put something out there that you think people will be interested in and it happened to combine a lot of different things that I like. I like cartoons. I like samurai stories. I like hip-hop. And I like the idea of a post-apocalyptic world where all these things are going on. Bobs a really smart kid, Bob Okazaki, the developer. He and I, we have an interesting kind of link. Even thought he doesnt speak very much English and I speak no Japanese, he and I communicate. Its kind of bizarre, but it works out. Being able to do the shows a blessing and hopefully now that were almost done with, the live action script, I think we have a first draft of that.
Any Chance Samuel L Jackson Will Be Involved with Die Hard 4?: The only person thats talked to me about Die Hard 4 is Radio Man in New York. Radio Mans this guy that most people think is homeless. He rides a bicycle around New York and he has this big radio and hes everywhere. Robin Williams fashioned his character after him in Fisher King. But Radio Man, hes a fascinating character. He knows everything about the business, everything thats going on in New York. I could actually ask him my call-time for the next day and where we were shooting and he would know. He knows more about everything.
According to Radio Man, Jackson will be in Die Hard 4. He told me that Die Hard 4 was happening and that Bruce was doing it and that my character was going to own a limo company now, the character that I was in Die Hard 3 was owning a limo company now. I said, Really? Nobody told me. And I called my agent and she said she didnt know. They didnt tell us. But if he says it its true