Samuel L. Jackson Wants Mace Windu to Return in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

The actor wants to reprise his Jedi master role from the prequel trilogy as a one-armed ghost.
Samuel L. Jackson wants to return as Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode VII
Samuel L. Jackson wants to return as Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode VII
After Disney announced the development of Star Wars: Episode VII back in October, a number of actors and directors have stepped forward, expressing their interest in the highly-anticipated project. Samuel L. Jackson, who starred as Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones, and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, revealed he is game to return as the Jedi master. Here's what he had to say, when asked recently whether he would come back.

"Hell yeah! I'm not surprised but totally geeked by the idea of there being more Star Wars. It's like, okay, Obi-Wan was dead when Episode IV started, so maybe everyone thinks I'm dead and we'll find out what happened to Mace Windu. I can come back as one-armed or a one-handed Jedi that's still around that didn't actually die. I could do that or be a ghost hologram. I don't care. I just want to stay associated with the franchise. Not that I won't because I've been in three of them."

He also spoke about what makes the franchise so special to him.

"I just always loved it. I always loved the idea of it, that there's this whole civilization out there somewhere else that's just as much fun and different and diverse and wild as we are."

Michael Arndt is currently writing the screenplay, although it isn't known if Samuel L. Jackson's Mace Windu will be included in the script yet.

Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, Anthony Daniels. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: E! News

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Comments (38)

  1. Daniel Spain

    This would be actually rather intriguing. It's like in Claymore where everyone thought that 'Quick-Sword' Ilena/Irene was killed only for her to later be revealed to be still a one-armed veteran badass no less. I could see this possibly happening with Mace Windu.

    9 months agoby @Daniel-SpainFlag

  2. Deo Vindice

    It isn't outrageous to assume that Mace actually survived. When characters like Darth Maul whom upon being bisected while seemingly plummeting to his death down a reactor pit somehow miraculously survived. Mace Windu was an exceptional Jedi and Legendary Master of the Order (source wookipedia: Master Mace Windu held the title during the last years of theRepublic's Golden Age, stepping down after the Battle of Geonosis so as to take a more active role in the Clone Wars.)

    - Jedi and Sith alike have been known to overcome seemingly impossible feats over the course of history, while grabbing on a ledge is possible for Mace Windu there are several other scenario's I can think of that would justify his character's survival.

    - In Star Wars Episode II Attack of the Clones, Obi Wan fell an undetermined distance, that is until Anakin saved him with the speeder. - And subsequent to this Anakin deliberately leaped from his Speeder (While in pursuit of a changling bounty hunter.) fell at an alarming rate where he landed harmlessly on the bounty hunters Speeder some GREAT distance below.

    - In the cartoon, Mace Windu has demonstrated the ability to leap great distances (Although this might have been exaggerated a bit.) and land effortlessly without any harm done.

    - In The Force Unleashed Galen Marek leaped from a window (Which was quite a distance.) and landed harmlessly at the bottom.

    - Mace Windu was also had rare adept force abilities like Shatterpoint. (, the wookipedia also goes so far as to mention that this ability was exhibited during revenge of the sith. Presumably one of the reasons he managed to defeat Palpatine. I believe that the Shatterpoint technique would be of use to him in discovering a way to save himself.

    - I believe that only 19 years have passed since Revenge of the Sith (Episode III), and a new Hope (Episode IV), Mace windu was 53. There is a 53 year gap between revange of the sith and Star Wars Episode 7, so, he would be 106. Again, we've to take into account the characters Wisdom, Intelligence, Skill, and position as the former Master of the Order. Of which there have only been 6 notable individuals over the course of history. This does not mean that the character 'had' to perish as a result of old age. But rather that he was powerful enough or acquired an ability in the force to slow down the growth process. (source wookipedia: Human life expectency is usually up to 100 standard years ages up to approximately 800 have been reached among Force-sensitive individuals) Again, Mace has demonstrated both fierce and resourceful technique in his force wielding abilities.

    - To justify the characters lack of contribution, that Mace like many other Jedi went into exile. Or went to his home planet, (opprotunity to expand his relationship with the character Kar Vastor. We do not know much about the Korun. Gives an opportunity to expand here as well.)

    1 year agoby @Deo-VindiceFlag

  3. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @Zak-Lee-Ferguson What's not stupid? haha

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  4. Titanictom

    Why Come Back as A Ghost;He Can/Could Come Back in the Flesh-The Film Makers Can/Could Explain His Return With A FlashBack That Shows How He Survived his being Thrownout The Window!!!!!

    1 year agoby @titanictomFlag

  5. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @crypt not stupid, nah nah ;) :L

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  6. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @Zak-Lee-Ferguson What are you referring to?

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  7. lance123

    I like that idea

    1 year agoby @lancelievenseFlag

  8. Sean

    @crypt I agree.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  9. Ali Hassan Xr

    i like u so mach

    1 year agoby @Ali-Hassan-XrFlag

  10. Dan

    Eh meh.

    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  11. The Real Goku

    @gandoff I was talking about then the time jump from episode 6 to episode 7

    1 year agoby @therealGokuFlag

  12. Zak Lee Ferguson

    Mace Windu was a badass, stoic, strong, and very conventional and his fight with Palbatine was just sh*t your pants amazing- be great to seed a scarred- mentally and physically Windu, trying to comprehend with the rise of the Sith, with Yoda gone AWOL and the chosen one a black metal cybornetic douche bag!

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  13. Zak Lee Ferguson

    @redcameraman no he actually didnt- he had a shock and a loss of a hand- but still didnt kill anakin skywalker in aotc

    1 year agoby @Zak-Lee-FergusonFlag

  14. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    Why? He died in "Revenge Of The Sith."

    1 year agoby @redcameramanFlag

  15. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Don't know what's funnier. The article or the comments below

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  16. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @themoviefanatic Me either. Honestly, I think he should just stay out of it until a prequel series or something.

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  17. Sean

    @crypt Would either of those 2 ways for him to return in Star Wars Episode 7, make more sense then the other to use in the movie for him to return? I don't think that either of those ways for him to return should happen.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  18. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    @themoviefanatic Yeah, he said he wanted to be a ghost or a one armed jedi that actually didn't die. hahaha. Hella stupid

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  19. The Cryptkeeper: Resurrected

    Sam Jackson is a high-ranked favorite actor of mine, but I do not like the idea of his character returning.

    1 year agoby @cryptFlag

  20. Josh

    That sounds like a dumb idea.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  21. incmob

    sorry mr. jackson... in the world of star wars... you turned out to not be a bad motherf*cker... you died... the end.

    1 year agoby @incmobFlag

  22. Sean

    I thought that Mace Windu died, didn't he?

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  23. bipolarmassive

    Pff...Piss Off Mace Windu (Samuel L. Jackson)!

    1 year agoby @addictionnonfatelFlag

  24. MovieManiac

    @phatalphd -Wouldn't need any makeup for that.

    1 year agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  25. masterofthemoon

    It would not make a bit of sense to have him return, Luke would not know who he was and it would be pointless. Better off keeping him out and just cast Ewan as the ghost of Obi-Wan and make him look old.

    1 year agoby @masterofthemoonFlag

  26. JMP

    yea i want to see this cause i got a feeling Mac Windu is still alive

    1 year agoby @jmpFlag

  27. Roberto Mata

    He wants to be in everything, He died there's no doubt, He got electrified, thrown out of a window without one hand, if he comes back, with the producers making something up to explain he did not die, than his character is invincible, but they could bring him back as a spirit!

    1 year agoby @Roberto-MataFlag