Mace Windu is pretty awful character. He’s basically Samuel L. Jackson living out a personal fantasy of being in a Star Wars movie, he has no personality other than being Samuel L. Jackson (and not even one of the actor’s more enthusiastic roles), and he’s also responsible for the final push of Anakin over to the Dark Side. If Mace Windu hadn’t hypocritically asked for Anakin to kill Palpatine, Anakin may have stayed on the Light Side. Instead, Mace shows that the Jedi are willing to turn away from their beliefs when the chips are down, and ends up dooming the entire galaxy. Thanks, Mace.
But Jackson believes that Windu lives. Answering a fan question online [via EW], Jackson said that while it was George Lucas’ decision to kill off Mace, there’s no reason that the character couldn’t have survived the fall:
— Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 25, 2016
And Jackson isn’t the only person who thinks that Mace survived the fall out of a skyscraper! Leave it to George Lucas to continue to troll fans:
Has the actor shared his views with the creative forces behind the Star Wars franchise? “Only George [Lucas],” says Jackson. “But George doesn’t have anything to do with it anymore.” And what was Lucas’ reaction? “George is like, ‘I’m okay with that. You can be alive.”
You can actually feel George Lucas not giving a shit.
Okay, so let’s play this out to its conclusion. Let’s assume Mace did survive. Then what was he doing for all of the years of the rebellion? Did he just sit it out? You could argue that he was in hiding, but if so, he contributed nothing (at least nothing we know of) to the rebellion. Again, this just makes Mace even worse. Not only does he contribute to the downfall of the Jedi, he does nothing to try and redeem himself. Mace Windu: still just the worst.