13 Jun 2019 3:14 PM +00:00 UTC

Samuel L. Jackson Wants Mace Windu To Return In Star Wars: Episode IX

It looks like Samuel L. Jackson also wants Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comeback.

Not only is The Rise of Skywalker going to close the curtain on Lucasfilm's sequel trilogy, but it's also going to close the Skywalker saga. To commemorate this, Lucasfilm has promised the comeback of characters like Billy Dee William's Lando Calrissian and the appearance of Mark Hamill's Luke Skywalker, a legacy character who sacrificed his life in Star Wars: The Last Jedi to save the Resistance.

Now, it looks like Jackson wants in on the movie.


Jackson's Star Wars character Mace Windu has always been popular among fans, however, the Jedi Master didn't last for very long in the franchise. Windu dead trying to battle with Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.

Speaking in an interview with Stephen Colbert on The Late Show (via Express), Jackson admits that he actually wants another run as Mace Windu in the franchise.

"I would really love to get one more run as Mace Windu in Star Wars," the actor says.

When Colbert reminded Jackson about Windu's terrifyingly painful death, the Spider-Man: Far From Home star teased the possibility that the Jedi Master survived the fall after all.

"There's a long history of one-handed guys that were Jedis that had lightsabers that still made it," Jackson explained. "Jedis can fall from incredible heights and not die. Like cats!"

The idea of Windu appearing in The Rise of Skywalker seems pretty wild, and unlikely. Maybe in a prequel series, perhaps?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set to premiere on December 20, 2019.

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