Actor, Samuel L. Jackson expressed that he wants to return as Mace Windu in The Mandalorian. He asked the director of the series, Bryce Dallas to make that happen. In a podcast with Josh Horowitz called Happy Sad Confused, the actor revealed that he would love to return as the purple-sabered Jedi.
Jackson told the host, “There’s a huge history of people with one hand returning in Star Wars. The only person I’ve ever said that to about coming back was Bryce Dallas Howard, ’cause I just did a movie with her. And she directs episodes of The Mandalorian, so, ‘You think you might be able to hook a brother up? I mean you like me, right?’ She’s like, ‘I love you, you’re amazing!’ So, ‘Put me back in there… Put me in coach, I’m ready!’ You know, I’ll learn to lightsaber left-handed. Come on, hook me up.”
Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu
The actor first appeared as Mace Windu in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. And reprised the role in the two following movies – Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith. Mace Windu is a Star Wars character, who is a force-sensitive Human male Jedi Master and a member of the Jedi High Council.
At the end of Revenge of the Sith, the character discovers the truth behind Palpatine’s motive. He also finds out his true identity, that he is Darth Sidious. He confronts Palpatine. And loses his right arm facing the Sith Lord Anakin Skywalker, who is trying to protect Palpatine. Palpatine then strikes him with lightning and throws him out of the window, leading to his death. But his death has not been shown clearly in the movie.
Samuel L. Jackson is not the only one who wants the character back
According to reports, Samuel L. Jackson is not the only one who wants to see Mace Windu join the galaxy far far away. The Book of Boba Fett star, Temuera Morrison, said that he would love to get revenge on the character. He said, “I owe him big time for my dad. He’s done. He’s done.” As Mace Windu is the one who killed his father, Jango Fett in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones.
In the IMBd’s On the Scene, he added jokingly, “I’ve got my eye on him. He’s top of the list, in fact.” It seems like the actor would like his character, Boba Fett to get revenge on his father’s death. If it does happen, then Mace Windu would be brought back to life for the series of Boba Fett. And the titular bounty hunter would be able to get revenge.
Previous resurrections done by Star Wars
The Star Wars franchise is known for bringing characters back to life. Characters like Rey, Darth Maul, Obi-Wan Kenobi, all have returned from the dead in the franchise. Even the fan-favorite bounty hunter, Boba Fett has returned from the dead. Though, the character was shown to be dead in The Return of Jedi. Han Solo threw him in the Solace Pit. But the character was brought back in the canon for The Mandalorian. Also, the Book of Boba Fett has a story about how he survived the killing.
Emperor Palpatine, too, is one of the characters who were resurrected in the series. The man responsible for killing Mace Windu was brought back in The Rise of the Skywalker. After he was killed by Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi. He was thrown into the reactor shaft. But he managed to survive that. So, there could be a chance that Mace Windu does too.
The Upcoming Season of The Mandalorian
The Mandalorian is a television series of the Star Wars franchise. It already has two seasons available on Disney+. The first season aired in November 2019. It is based on Din Djarin, a lone bounty hunter from Mandalorian. the remnant imperial forces hire him to find a child Grogu. But the bounty hunter is now on the run to save the infant. And are being pursued by Moff Gideon, who wants Grogu.
The third season is set to be released in the second half of this year. The director Jon Favreau confirmed it in April 2020. And the filming began in October 2021. Pedro Pascal would again be seen as the protagonist in the upcoming season.