Samuel L Jackson and George Lucas say Mace Windu is still alive in Star Wars universe

‘Jedi can fall from amazing distances,’ insists Jackson

Samuel L Jackson says he believes his Star Wars character Mace Windu could be seen in future films, despite apparently being killed off in Revenge Of The Sith.

Having appeared in all three films of the prequel trilogy, Jedi leader Windu has his arm severed by Anakin Skywalker before being killed by Darth Sidious as he’s pushed over a high fall.

But, with several Star Wars characters being brought back into the saga, Jackson has said there is no reason why Windu couldn’t be seen again. He told Entertainment Weekly: “Of course he’s still alive. Jedi can fall from amazing distances, and there’s a long history of one-handed Jedi. So why not?”

Jackson added that George Lucas agrees with his theory, saying: “I told him my thoughts and George was ‘I’m OK with that. You can be alive.’”

Lucas has no involvement with Star Wars after selling the saga’s rights to Disney. But spin-off film Clone Wars was partly based on what Lucas had planned for the character of Saw Gerrera, which would leave Disney filmmakers able to approach Lucas for possible story ideas for a revived Windu.

Saw Gerrera also features in new spin-off film Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which is released on December 16.