Samuel L. Jackson Thinks Mace Windu Is Still Alive


Samuel L. Jackson recently revealed his theory that Mace Windu, who was supposedly killed by Emperor Palpatine, is still alive.

Mace Windu is one of the most, if not the most badass Jedi Master in all seven Star Wars films. If he’s that much of a boss, then, why is it everyone thinks he died by falling out of a window?

Samuel L. Jackson, who portrayed Mace in all three prequels and The Clone Wars movie, doesn’t think Mace died after he fell out of a Senate window in Revenge of the Sith. And he’s got George Lucas to back him up (via Entertainment Weekly). Check out what Jackson said in answer to an IMDB-sponsered Q&A question about his character’s death on Twitter.

"“Jedi can fall from great distances and not die.”"

(He was also electrocuted and lost a hand before he fell a great distance, but we’re still with you, Samuel!)

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Yes, George Lucas originally decided Mace would have to die, but the Star Wars creator has been known to change his mind. For what it’s worth, Jackson says Lucas told him, “I’m okay with that. You can be alive.” Unfortunately, Lucas doesn’t have anything to do with Star Wars anymore and can’t really influence canon, so despite Jackson’s wishes Mace may remain dead as a doornail.

Seriously, though, what would it be like to have Mace Windu still be alive? When asked by Entertainment Weekly if Mace would be lying low like Obi Wan Kenobi on Tatooine, Jackson replied, “Exactly.” Being in exile doesn’t give us much to go on, though. We do know Mace Windu is a powerful, sometimes volatile personality who might be susceptible to the dark side of the Force. Is he healing himself and storing his energy to go on a rampage against the Empire? Is he planning to attack the Emperor and Darth Vader again, by himself? Does he have anything to do with the Rebel Alliance?

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There are so many neat possibilities involved in Mace Windu’s survival, it might be worth it to Lucasfilm to explore where those possibilities could lead.