One of our favorite parts of the Star Wars prequels was Mace Windu, the badass, purple lightsaber-wielding Jedi Master played by none other than the world’s coolest man, Samuel L. Jackson. In Revenge of the Sith, Mace even briefly overpowered Darth Sidious before Anakin Skywalker disarmed him, and Mace took the big plunge from the Chancellor’s office. But that may not have been the end of Mace, if Jackson has anything to say about it. Today’s Nerdist News is all about how Mace Windu could make a big comeback!
Join host and Jedi outcast, Jessica Chobot, as she examines Jackson’s video message for the fans at Star Wars Celebration Orlando. Jackson gave the fans celebrating Star Wars‘ 40th anniversary something to really get excited about as he made the case for Mace’s survival. And when you think about it, Jackson is right! If Darth Maul can survive getting cut in half and falling down a shaft then surely a Jedi played by Shaft can wave off a fall and the loss of a hand!
But where could Mace Windu reappear? We certainly wouldn’t be against a Mace Windu solo film, especially if he got a rematch against Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader. That might be worth the price of admission alone! It would be a little trickier getting Jackson into the new trilogy, which takes place at least 50 years after the prequels. Mace may be a formidable warrior, but even he can’t defeat time…or can he? We’ve got a theory that could help Mace bridge the gap between the prequels and the sequels!
Do you want to see Jackson reprise his role as Mace Windu in a future Star Wars movie? Ignite your lightsabers in the comment section below!