In 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, Jedi leader Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson) fell to his death after Darth Sidious uses force lighting to shove him out the window. While many presumed him dead, Samuel L. Jackson has another theory. Mace Windu is alive.
In a recent Twitter Q&A session, Jackson revealed that he thinks Mace Windu – the only Jedi with a purple lightsaber – “ain’t dead”. “In my mind, I’m not dead,” answered Jackson. “Jedis can fall incredibly high distances and not die.”
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 25, 2016
He later expanded on his theory in an interview with Entertainment Weekly.
“Jedi can fall from amazing distances. And there’s a long history of one-handed Jedi. So why not?” “But George doesn’t have anything to do with it anymore,” said Jackson, referring to Lucas’ sale of the Star Wars property to Disney.
But Lucas likes his theory: “George is like, ‘I’m okay with that. You can be alive.”
This theory begs a few questions: If Mace Windu is alive, where is he currently?
And will Disney be kind enough to resurrect the character?
Do they have any plans for Mace Windu?
Is Mace Windu Finn’s father?
In Samuel L. Jackson’s hypothetical Star Wars reality, Mace Windu is alive and has been lying low on some remote planet, just like Masters Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor/Alec Guinness) and Yoda (Frank Oz) did in the previous films.
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story opens in theaters on December 16, 2016, followed by Star Wars: Episode VIII on December 15, 2017, the Han Solo Star Wars Anthology film on May 25, 2018, Star Wars: Episode IX in 2019, and the third Star Wars Anthology film in 2020.