Star Wars | I Have a Prediction: Mace Windu Is Going To Be in 'The Rise of Skywalker'

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.

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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.

Star Wars | I Have a Prediction: Mace Windu Is Going To Be in 'The Rise of Skywalker'

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?

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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!


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1 thought on “Star Wars | I Have a Prediction: Mace Windu Is Going To Be in ‘The Rise of Skywalker’

  1. I have some theories of my own to offer:
    Rey is the daughter of…….SHMI.
    Note the resemblance between them. This could also explain her force-abilities with no training. When Shmi told Obi-Wan’s mentor: “there was no Father”, who’s to say that Shmi didn’t have another “fatherless moment” after Anakin left her? If it could happen once, why not twice? Again, the family resemblance.
    But there’s more:

    In the trailer you have, above. Listen to it again. When it says “we’ve passed down all we know. The 1000 generations live in you now”. That sounds like LUKE, talking. BUT—-(listen to it again) near the end of the Trailer when we hear something like:
    “your Journey is almost complete” (?), just before we see Rey have a double-sided light saber, THAT voice sounded like Palpatine’s, not Luke’s. I havent seen or read of anyone else mentioning this, so far. But there is still more: speaking of Rey being a Clone…..suppose that “the Good Rey” does NOT turn to the Dark Side at all but that the REy that we see with the double-sided lightsaber IS a Clone of Rey (the good one). Two Reys? 1 good, one evil? Could it be? Who would have done it? And if someone cloned an evil Rey, why would that same person create a good Rey, or a Rey that wasn’t already evil from the very beginning? Hmmmm…

    Here’s something else: SNOKE.
    Snoke himself said that he had: “seen the rise of the Republic”.
    But wouldnt that make him older than Palpatine?
    And if so, why don’t we ever hear Palpatine mention Snoke, to Anakin? Why doesn’t Obi-wan ever mention of wan of Snoke? Why doesn’t Yoda, if Snoke was already around? Unless—–
    Remember Snoke’s appearance. Very battered-looking, skinny/boney, and as if he had been badly burned. Now, flash-back to when Darth Vader threw Palpatine “down the chute” and there was an explosion. Another theory I have is: What if Snoke was really the buirned & battered Palpatine? This explains:
    1. His appearance
    2. His fear of Luke
    3. Why Yoda and Obi-wan never mentioned him. There are two more things:

    A) WHO??—is Maz Kanata? She keeps “flying under the Radar”.
    B) “The Rise of Skywalker”. “Everybody” assumes it has to either about Rey, or Kylo Ren. But suppose thats another “grand fake-out”? Suppose its about a NEW Skywalker. Like who? Like, wellllll….what about that small boy at the end of The Last Jedi who was using the Force to do sweeping with a broom? Did anyone see it coming? But I only guessing. Still, its much fun to think about all this.
    Bonus thought: Will we find out anything-more about “The Unknown Regions”? Who are “the Chiss”? and will we discover more about them? Are they good or evil?
    My biggest hope for this next movie is very simply that the audience DOES get very clear, specific, and definite ANSWERS!! No more of the “leaving us hanging with no answers” That is exactly why The Last Jedi was such a colossal disappointment.

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