Samuel L. Jackson and Lucas: Mace Windu LIVES!
The Walt Disney Company bought Lucasfilm, that was Star Wars’ owner, three years past, enlarging the show’s rule along how you can insert these in the Rebels series, the trilogy of the sequels (which started last year with Episode VII: The Force Awakens), and, naturally, the anthology movies, which start this December with Rogue One.
As part of the new chapter of the SW mythology, the new Lucasfilm hasn’t been fearful to return to older, fan-favourite characters and add them to new stories on this fresh timeline; Rebels brought back Ashoka Tano (Ashley Eckstein) and Darth Vader, only this season and Rogue One will also include Vader and fighter/terrorist Saw Gerrera this next season. But could the door have just been opened for another legendary figure to take center stage also? It most definitely was if Samuel L. Jackson has his manner.
Speaking to EW, the celebrity behind Jedi Master Mace Windu – who was the only Jedi enabled to buck the convention of blue or green lightsabers – said his personal belief the Jedi Council stalwart survived his meeting with Darth Sidious (Ian McDiarmid) and Vader (Hayden Christensen):
“Of course, he’s [ still living ]! Jedi can fall for miles and lot’s of Jedi lost a hand. So why not?”
Additionally, he told series creator George Lucas about his notion – and got his official stamp of acceptance: “George is like, ‘ I’m fine with that. You can be alive.'”
It’s not inconceivable, therefore, to think that Disney is paying attention to what Lucas has to think on the Mace Windu matter.
Could it be likely that Jackson can reappear as the Jedi Master? Should these first few anthology episodes prove successful, Windu could easily carry his narrative (only look at any number of Clone Wars episodes), particularly if the period is moved to the interstitial age between the prequels and the sequels, which has proven to be Disney’s favored epoch thus far. But even before then, this suddenly occurring chance of Mace’s continued existence could easily factor into future seasons of Rebels or in the now-completely-incorporated EU novels, video games, short stories and so on; Gerrera’s return was preceded by references on both little display and in the publication Bloodline, after all.
Mace Windu lives in their mind… let’s see if they go through with it
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