Samuel L. Jackson played the Jedi Mace Windu in the Star Wars prequels, and while we all assumed the character died in 2005’s Revenge of the Sith, Jackson doesn’t think so. He told Empire that not only does he believe Windu is still alive, but he wants him to get his own TV show.
Regarding Windu’s fate, Jackson said, “He’s not dead!!!” And asked about what he would like to see Mace Windu do in a TV series for Disney+, Jackson said “Everything yes!!”
In a pivotal sequence in Revenge of the Sith, Windu says to Palpatine, “The oppression of the Sith will never return. You have lost.” Windu and Palpatine then tussle before Anakin tells Windu to spare Palpatine’s life. Windu opts to kill Palpatine instead, but Anakin slices Windu’s right hand off, sending his lightsaber crashing down onto the streets below.
Then Palpatine uses his lightning power to toss Windu to his death. Except we never actually see him die. In Hollywood, and especially in Star Wars movies, anything is possible.
Jackson came back to voice Windu in The Rise of Skywalker as one of the Jedi who spoke to Rey (Daisy Ridley). It seems like Windu getting his own TV show is a longshot, but what is confirmed is that Andor is coming back for a second season. What’s more, Lucasfilm is making more Star Wars TV shows as well, including The Acolyte and Skeleton Crew.
In other Star Wars news, Episode 1: The Phantom Menace is coming back to theaters this May for Star Wars Day and to celebrate the movie’s 25th anniversary.