Disney has been busy producing television series about familiar Star Wars characters Boba Fett and Obi-Wan Kenobi, and bringing back various other characters for cameos, like Darth Maul in Solo: A Star Wars Story and Luke Skywalker in The Mandalorian. What about Mace Windu? Samuel L. Jackson wants to know. In a recent podcast, Jackson indicated his willingness to take up the purple lightsaber again, even he has to use it with his left hand only. He approached Bryce Dallas Howard, who directed some episodes of The Mandalorian.
“You think you might be able to hook a brother up? I mean you like me, right? I’ll learn to lightsaber left-handed. Come on, hook me up,” Jackson said.
As Disney has moved the Star Wars universe to its streaming service, many longtime fans have pleaded for new and different characters with new and different stories. But mention Mace Windu, and those same fans are all in. The thing is that Mace Windu didn't do all that much in the Star Wars prequels, and then we assumed he died in Revenge of the Sith. But we never saw his dead body after his hand was severed and he was thrown out of a window. Some good writing could make him an interesting character. On the other hand, as it were, Jackson is 73 years old. Still, both the Boba Fett and the Obi-Wan Kenobi series were responses to fan desire, so who knows? Mace Windu might eventually come back in Retirement Home: A Star Wars Story.
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