Jackson was questioned about the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” teaser and if he thought his Star Wars hero, Mace Windu, is still surviving with one hand, somewhere in the evolving world during a fresh recording of the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast at the 92Y. Jackson responded a yes to presenter Joshua Horowitz saying, “Somewhere.” Now, Hayden Christensen concurs with popular notions that Mace Windu did not die, despite the possibility that he himself played a role in Samuel L. Jackson’s Star Wars death. Here’s how the Obi-Wan Kenobi star believes Windu can return to Star Wars:
How Mace Windu died in Star Wars:
Mace Windu, the Jedi master portrayed by Samuel L. Jackson, was among the best characters developed in the Star Wars prequels. Anakin Skywalker reveals to Mace Windu at the climax of Revenge of the Sith that Chancellor Palpatine is the Sith Lord. Windu, startled, goes to face and capture Palpatine on a high floor over the Coruscant city skyline, where they engage in a violent battle. Palpatine is ultimately defeated by Windu, who leaves the Sith lord saber-less and grovelling on the floor. However, Windu is abruptly rejected by Anakin, who says that Sidious must first go on trial. Windu attempts to assassinate the chancellor because he believes Sidious is too deadly to be left alive given his complete control over the judiciary and senate.
At this exact moment, Anakin uses his lightsaber to cut off Mace’s arm to disable him, while Sidious hits Windu with Force lightning. Windu is flung out of the window while dazed and vulnerable, ostensibly to his death.
Hayden Christensen’s reaction to Mace Windu’s alive claims:
According to Samuel Jackson, who recently told MTV News, “There’s a huge history of people with one hand returning in Star Wars,” the formidable Jedi Master is still around. Additionally, in response to a question from MTV News on Jackson’s hypothesis, Christensen said, “If Sam Jackson wants it to be true, I wouldn’t want to disagree with that”.
However, even Windu could not have weathered his brush with death in Revenge of the Sith, according to McGregor, who co-starred in the Star Wars prequels with Jackson and Christensen. “No. No. I don’t think so,” McGregor previously said about the popular theory that Windu is alive. “Is he? No, no, no”. As it was brought up that bounty hunter Boba Fett, who appeared in both The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, was also thought to have died before making a comeback, McGregor said, “Anything is possible. It’s not for me to say, really. I can be cheating someone out of a sequel. No, I don’t think so. I think he went out that window, and it was a long way up”.