Star Wars: Samuel L. Jackson Says Mace Windu Is Still Alive

Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 4:01PM
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016 - 4:01PM
Star Wars: Samuel L. Jackson Says Mace Windu Is Still Alive
In Revenge of the Sith, Samuel L. Jackson's bad-ass warrior Mace Windu was about to win a duel with Emperor Palpatine, until Anakin Skywalker lopped off his hand with a lightsaber and he was hit by Force lightning and thrown out a window. But according to the actor, Mace Windu is still very much alive in the Star Wars universe, and his argument isn't all that ludicrous.

In a recent live chat with EW, the actor gave his answer as to whether his character could still be alive:

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"Of course he is! Jedi can fall from amazing distances. And there's a long history of one-handed Jedi. So why not?"
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In a sense, Jackson is right; we never actually saw his character die, which in genre movies usually means a character is alive, and if losing a hand were a fatal blow, there wouldn't be any Jedi left. Of course, we never saw him in any of the movies that took place later in the timeline, which include the entire original trilogy and The Force Awakens. But Jackson explains this absence by speculating that Windu is in hiding, Obi-Wan-style.



It doesn't seem like this is canon at all, since he's listed as "deceased" in all the records of the canon that we know of. And he hasn't checked with any of the creative minds that are currently in control of the Star Wars universe, but he has shared his theory with the man who was in charge at the time that Revenge of the Sith came out.

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"George doesn't have anything to do with it anymore," he said. "[But] George is like, 'I'm okay with that. You can be alive.'"
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