Samuel L. Jackson Champions for a Mace Windu Star Wars Series, Asserts the Jedi Master’s Survival

Anastasios Antoniadis

Mace Windu

In a recent turn of events that’s set the Star Wars fanbase abuzz, Samuel L. Jackson has expressed a fervent desire to reprise his role as Jedi Master Mace Windu in a new Star Wars show. This comes amid exciting times for fans of the galaxy far, far away, with whispers of “Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2,” the confirmed return of “Ahsoka” for a second season, and the announcement of “The Mandalorian” and Grogu’s leap to the big screen in 2026.

Jackson, whose portrayal of Mace Windu in the prequel trilogy captivated audiences worldwide, is advocating for a series that explores the fate of his character following the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith.” Windu, known for his distinctive purple lightsaber — a series first that Jackson insisted on due to his preference for the color — became a standout character, particularly after his action-packed scenes in “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones.”

The last time fans saw Windu, he was battling the forces of the dark side, only to have his hand severed by Anakin Skywalker and be thrown out of a window by Emperor Palpatine’s force lightning. This left his fate ambiguous, sparking years of fan speculation and debate over his possible survival. Given the Star Wars universe’s history of miraculous survivals, including Palpatine’s own return, the idea of Windu’s survival is not far-fetched.

In an emphatic interview with Empire, Jackson declared, “HE’S NOT DEAD!!!” when quizzed about Windu’s ultimate fate. Moreover, when the possibility of a live-action Disney+ series was mentioned, his enthusiasm was unmistakable: “EVERYTHING YES!!!”

Jackson’s call to action has not gone unnoticed by fans and industry observers alike, who now look to Disney with anticipation. The actor’s pitch for a Mace Windu series not only proposes an exciting exploration of one of the Jedi Order’s most formidable members but also challenges the studio to expand its narrative horizons. If a Jedi of Windu’s caliber can be brought back for a deeper dive into his story, it could open new avenues for storytelling within the Star Wars universe.

As discussions continue and fans rally for the return of Mace Windu, Disney has yet to respond to Jackson’s proposal. However, the potential for a series dedicated to the Jedi Master is a tantalizing prospect that would undoubtedly add a rich layer to the Star Wars saga. With Jackson’s passionate pitch and the fanbase’s eager anticipation, the ball is now in Disney’s court to bring Mace Windu’s untold story to life.

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