The last time we saw Samuel L. Jackson as Mace Windu, he was thrown through a window while he was electrocuted by Emperor Palpatine. A new fan theory supports the idea that Mace Windu actually survived his epic clash with Palpatine. Not only that, this theory presupposes the idea that Samuel L. Jackson will return to the Star Wars universe in an upcoming episode of The Mandalorian Season 2. This has been linked to mass speculation that another legendary Jedi will also make a cameo, as a leaked episode title suggests Jedi master Luke Skywalker will return as played by Mark Hamill.
Yes, these two Star Wars fan theories are gaining some support, although there's no evidence that Mace Windu will be returning to wield his lightsaber again. Mark Hamill doesn't want anything else to do with the Star Wars universe either, after publicly complaining about the fate of Luke Skywalker in The Force Awakens Trilogy. There's no indication that Samuel Jackson will appear anywhere in the ongoing Star Wars franchise in the future, but that hasn't stopped fans from building theories on how these two master Jedi could return.
The Mandalorian Season 2 has released new episodes every Thursday night at midnight since Halloween, and fans are preparing to see Chapter 13 early enough. Many believe that Ahsoka Tano will make her long-awaited debut in live action as played by Rosario Dawson. The leaked title for this upcoming episode is "The Jedi". Though some people believe that Jon Favreau and his creative team are about to throw a big curve ball and that the Jedi identified in the title is not Ahsoka but either Luke Skywalker or Mace Windu.
The first theory about Mace Windu isn't exactly new. Many have long suspected that Mace Windu was alive after he was electrified by Palpatine and shot through this window. Mace Windu's body was never recovered, and the fact that both Boba Fett and Darth Maul died more cruel fates to be resurrected later means anything is possible. The latest Star Wars fan theory assumes that Mace Windu landed on his feet and soon went into hiding to fight the Empire from the shadows. Some believe he did this under the guise of a Mandalorian helmet. Which won't make Mando very happy.
The fate of Baby Yoda, officially known as The Child, is believed to be intertwined with Mace Windu's life after the Sith revenge, and both Samuel L. Jackson and George Lucas claim that Mace lived. The theory assumes that it will be Mace Windu who unlocks the child's full potential.
Redditor u / TheMediocreCritic moves on to Luke Skywalker and suspects that if Mando meets Ahsoka Tano, she will take him to Dagobah because she believes Master Yoda is still alive. After arriving on the planet that hasn't been on screen since the Jedi returned in 1983, they will find that Yoda is dead after meeting Luke Skywalker. The theory goes on that Luke could help Ahsoka train the child in the Paths of Force while giving Mando clues on how to defeat Moff Gideon.
It is also believed that Ahsoka will give Luke Skywalker new insights into his father, Anakin Skywalker, before turning to the dark side and becoming Darth Vader, as she was his padawan and knew him during the Clone Wars.
The downside of this particular war of stars The theory is that Mark Hamill has aged out of the role of Luke Skywalker in the Mandalorian timeline, even though they could use the aging technology we saw in the MCU and Rogue One. Others theorize further that Sebastian Stan could take on the role of Luke Skywalker, although he was likely too busy directing The Falcon and The Winter Soldier for it to be plausible. There's also the fact that Luke Skywalker never mentions The Child's existence in the Disney sequel trilogy. Most likely, the couple never met.
Luke Skywalker or Mace Windu is unlikely to appear in the second season of The Mandalorian. But they make for good theories, and it's fun to wonder what if. Chapter 13 of The Mandalorian will debut this Thursday at midnight. So don't be too tired when you eat the whole turkey, you don't want to miss it.
Topics: The Mandalorian, Star Wars, Streaming, Disney Plus
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