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Star Wars fans, Mace Windu's fate was quietly confirmed and we all missed it

Star Wars fans, Mace Windu's fate was quietly confirmed and we all missed it

Samuel L. Jackson has confirmed his character's fate

If you’ve seen the Star Wars prequels you’ll have also seen the brilliant Samuel L. Jackson in the role of Mace Windu, a Jedi master and seat on the Jedi council.

As the prequels proceed we see Windu in a variety of situations, none more dramatic than his battle with Emperor Palpatine in the concluding scenes of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith.

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You’ll remember this face-off ends with Mace Windu being zapped with lightning before being launched out of a window, supposedly to his death.

Of course, in the world of Star Wars, death isn’t the end. Sometimes it’s not even death that awaits.

It turns out, according to Jackson himself, that Mace Windu is very much alive. Star Wars, much like the adventures in comic books, plays very loosely with the idea of death.

We’ve seen several characters seemingly come back from the dead including Darth Maul and Palpatine. Jackson commented simply, “HE’S NOT DEAD!!!” when the topic of a Disney+ show based on Windu was mentioned in an interview.

If anyone is going to know, it’ll be the actor who played him, surely? Of course, this isn’t 100% official as it hasn’t come directly from Disney, blah, blah, blah.

But this comment gives us hope that we’ll see the purple lightsaber swung by Jackson once again. It would be great to see the actor return to Star Wars as he has such a passion for the world Lucas and Disney has created.

There’s definitely a place for Windu in some capacity and, hopefully, the right story is out there just waiting.

The temptation of nostalgia is a big one but it’s one that has worked for Star Wars thus far, the ‘return’ of Obi-Wan and Anakin was well-received and the live-action adaptations of previously animated characters have worked, so who’s to say old Windu can’t appear, maybe as a cameo?

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Topics: Star Wars, Disney