Star Wars: Hayden Christensen On Jackson’s Mace Windu Survival Theory

Star Wars: Hayden Christensen On Jackson’s Mace Windu Survival Theory

Hayden Christensen supports Samuel L. Jackson’s Star Wars theory that Jedi Master Mace Windu survived the events of Episode III – Revenge of the Sith. Christensen recently made his triumphant return to the role of Anakin Skywalker/Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Set 10 years after the fall of the Galactic Republic, the series follows Ewan McGregor’s Jedi Master as he tries to reconcile his past and present. Obi-Wan Kenobi draws many connections to the prequel trilogy and everything that was lost as a result of Anakin’s turn to the dark side.

Before Anakin pledges himself to the would-be Emperor in Revenge of the Sith, he reveals to Windu that Supreme Chancellor Palpatine is the Sith Lord Darth Sidious. Windu then confronts Palpatine and decides to execute him, as “he’s too dangerous to be kept alive.” Since execution is not the Jedi way (and he “needs him”), Anakin protects the Chancellor by severing Windu’s hand before the Sith Lord thrusts the him out a high-rise window with Force Lightning. Since Windu has never been seen again, it was presumed that the Jedi Master fell to his death.

Related: Did Obi-Wan Kenobi Just Confirm Mace Windu Is Dead?

However, Jackson himself has long insisted his character is alive, because Jedi survive falls all the time, and that Mace Windu could return. Now, in an interview with MTV News, McGregor and Christensen promote the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale and talk about everything Star Wars. When asked about Jackson’s belief that Windu is still alive, Christensen backs his former co-star. Read what he had to say below:

If Sam Jackson wants it to be true, I wouldn’t want to disagree with that.

The press tour for Obi-Wan Kenobi has been a long one, and this wasn’t the first time the stars were asked about the Windu theory. McGregor believes Windu is dead, noting that it’d be pretty difficult to survive that fall on Coruscant. But under the pretense that anything is possible in the galaxy far, far away, if anyone could survive, it’d be one of the most powerful (and popular) Jedi who ever lived.

Jackson has said he’d be open to reprising the role of Mace Windu, admitting he would even learn how to use a lightsaber left-handed. After selling Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, George Lucas also supported Jackson’s prospective return to the universe, which is something fans very much want to see. Other characters who were presumed dead have been resurrected on screens big and small. For example, Boba Fett appeared in The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett, Darth Maul was brought back in Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Palpatine was resurrected in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. With the support of Star Wars director Bryce Dallas Howard, there will be plenty of opportunities to see Windu aid the Rebellion or catch up with Ahsoka on Disney+.

More: Mace Windu’s Star Wars Return Feels More Likely Than Ever – Is That Good?

Source: MTV News/YouTube

Hayden Christensen appropriately responds to Samuel L. Jackson’s continued insistence that Mace Windu survived that fall in Revenge of the Sith.

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