Add this to the list of things you'd rather have happened to Tupac than get murdered: Makavelli was in the running for the role of Mace Windu in Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, according to Death Row engineer Rick Clifford in an interview with 2pacforum.com. The role eventually went to Samuel L. Jackson, and Tupac was shot to death on September 13, 1996, ensuring that the rapper-actor's biggest role in science fiction would come years later as a linchpin for Illuminati conspiracy theories.
"He was telling me that he was supposed to read for George Lucas and them. They wanted him to be a Jedi.” Clifford noted, according to the New York Post, your #1 source for unconfirmed Tupac stories. "Yeah, he called me 'Old Man.' He said 'Old Man, keep your fingers crossed, I got three movies coming up. One of them I gotta read for George Lucas'."
Pac had already made waves with roles in Juice, Poetic Justice, and Above The Rim, though Star Wars could have transformed hip-hop's affection for sci-fi into a full love-in. Prometheus starring Drake instead of Michael Fassbender? Gravity starring Cam'ron instead of Clooney? We now have all that to brood over, as well as the fact that Tupac is dead, still the worst news out of all this.