Annlyel explores the potential of Mace Windu’s return in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Since Disney took over Lucasfilm, hence the Star Wars franchise, legendary actor Samuel L. Jackson has been pining for a return to the franchise. With so many previous Star Wars actors returning to grace the films, even Jimmy Smitts’ Senator Bail Organa and Ray Park as Darth Maul, it definitely seems like we’ll finally get a chance to see Mace Windu on the big screen again, and there’s a tremor in the Force saying his return may arrive sooner rather than later.
In the D23 Special Look for The Rise of Skywalker at the beginning of this week, there was a mesmerizing montage of shots involving moments from the original, prequel, and sequel trilogy films. As expected, we saw Anakin and Luke Skywalker, Leia and Han, Palpatine, Qui-Gon, and Darth Maul, but Mace Windu was also highlighted, and at that moment a lightbulb went off in my brain.
What if we get an Avengers: Endgame moment in The Rise of Skywalker? Meaning, like in Endgame when we got to see nearly every single superhero that’s been in the MCU in one epic “Avengers Assemble” moment, what if we are lucky enough to have all of the Jedi Ghost OGs grace a jaw-dropping scene in The Rise of Skywalker? I mean, think about it.
It took until April for us to know that Palpatine would be in the movie, meaning leaks onset of the film is being held at bay. If this is, in fact, the finale to the Skywalker saga shouldn’t we see Obi-Wan Kenobi, Mace Windu, Yoda, Qui-Gon, Anakin Skywalker, and Luke Skywalker facing Palpatine (and his army of Sith Troopers) in an unparalleled action scene that’ll blow the minds of all Star Wars fans?
I think it would be an incredible homage to the saga as a whole and a brilliant way to end off the Skywalker story with a definitive bang.
So yes, I think Samuel L. Jackson will finally get that long-awaited return as Mace Windu to a galaxy far, far away…
I can feel it in the Force.
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Annlyel James is a prolific Staff Writer for Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Follow her on Twitter @annlyeljames where she channels the Force frequently!