Samuel L. Jackson, who played badass Mace Windu in Star Wars Episodes I, II and III before being killed off insists his character is still alive.
Jackson’s last appearance in Revenge of the Sith saw his character receive a severed arm from the now-evil Anakin Skywalker, before Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine sent him plunging from an extraordinary height to his apparent death. But the actor insists his character, being a trained master Jedi could have survived the film, setting him up for a potential appearance in a future film.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Jackson enthused about his character’s survival stating: “Of course he’s still alive. Jedi can fall from amazing distances, and there’s a long history of one-handed Jedi. So why not?”
Jackson continued that former producer and Star Wars mogul George Lucas agreed with his theory saying: “I told him my thoughts and George was like ‘I’m OK with that. You can be alive.” But fans of the purple-bladed wise-cracking maverick have to remember Lucas has no involvement with the sequel trilogy, having sold the rights to Disney several years ago.
It’s not all doom and gloom though. Windu still has the chance to appear in the upcoming spin off Clone Wars film which Lucas will apparently have some input in storyline-wise. So we may still see Jackson strutting his stuff in a galaxy far far away once again.
The next Star Wars release is Star Wars: Rogue One, released on 14th December 2016. Watch a summary of Windu’s story so far in the video below.