Star Wars Celebration officially kicked off this morning with a panel about the franchise’s 40th anniversary, with several surprise appearances and video messages from many icons behind the original trilogy and the prequels, including George Lucas, Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson and Samuel L. Jackson.
During a message to those watching, Jackson took the opportunity to pitch a return for his own Star Wars character, Mace Windu, who died in Episode III – Revenge of the Sith… or did he? Here’s what the actor had to say:
“While you’re all sitting there, I know you’re all in my corner on this. We know Jedi can fall from incredible heights and survive. So, apparently, I am not dead! Yes, I have two appendages right now, but we know the long and rich history of Star Wars characters reappearing with new appendages and being stronger and better than they ever were. Mace Windu is awaiting his return — let’s make it happen!”
Jackson then turned his attention towards Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy to try and make something happen, explaining that the only thing she has to do is “just say the word.” The video ended with one final message from Jackson: “See you soon! On screen, I hope.” As you’d expect, the crowd went nuts.
What do you guys think? Would you like to see Jackson return as Mace Windu? Be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section below and make sure to keep checking back for more news from Star Wars Celebration.
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