Samuel L. Jackson recently revealed that he believes Mace Windu is still alive! Does this mean we could be seeing him in Star Wars: Episode 8?
Unfortunately, we probably won't be seeing Samuel L. Jackson's Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode 8. Rian Johnson shared an image of Luke Skywalker's cloak with a caption claiming that Episode 8 is entering the final stretch, which means there might not be too much room to fit in Mace Windu. Yet, Samuel L. Jackson's Jedi Master could very well turn up as a Force ghost, which would still be pretty cool. Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith featured a tragic death scene, more specifically, Mace Windu's demise at the hands of Anakin Skywalker. It was the moment that confirmed Anakin's turn to the Dark Side. It was all down to Emperor Palpatine, who'd been manipulating Anakin in the background for years, and had been slowly turning him away from the Light and towards the Dark. However, Samuel L. Jackson recently teased that he believes Mace Windu survived the fall and has been in hiding. At least that's what he likes to think happened. Listen to what he said below.
Samuel L. Jackson stopped by Entertainment Weekly Radio, SiriusXM, to talk about cool stuff, and of course, Star Wars. He was asked if Mace Windu is still alive in the Star Wars universe. “Of course he is! Jedi can fall from amazing distances. And there’s a long history of one-handed Jedi. So why not?” Jackson's response makes it pretty clear that he thinks Mace Windu is still alive, which means that there could be the possibility of him returning to the films. Now this doesn't mean that Windu will return, that's up to Disney and Lucasfilm, however it would be wonderful to see him return. His character was very well developed in the animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Jackson already has a good relationship with Disney, having appeared in more of their Marvel films than any other actor so far. We've already heard that Luke Skywalker will be incredibly powerful in Star Wars: Episode 8. Isn't there room for another powerful Jedi? Do you think that Mace Windu is still alive?