Star Wars 7 new Jedi spin-off movie confirmed

Prequel Trilogy favourite could be the star of the new Star Wars 7 standalone movie

The original poster for Star Wars: Episode VI - Revenge Of The Jedi
The original poster for Star Wars: Episode VI – Revenge Of The Jedi

With Han Solo, Boba Fett, Yoda and Obi-Wan Kenobi already the subject for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens spin-off rumours, you’d be forgiven for having written off any other potential movies.

AJ Edwards, director of young Abraham Lincoln movie The Better Angels, let slip in a Reddit AMA that he’s in talks to take on a Star Wars standalone movie – and he revealed the character too.

Star Wars 7

Obviously we’re not entirely discounting the fact he may be winding people up, but some fans have pointed out that you don’t actually see Mace Windu die, just lose his arm, get a face-full of Force Lightening and drop out of a window.

Mace Windu, as played by Samuel L Jackson in the prequel trilogy
Mace Windu, as played by Samuel L Jackson in the prequel trilogy

 

Picking up his story between the trilogy would certainly allow them to make use of Samuel L Jackson, but it’d be nice to recast the role and show us how Windu became a Jedi Knight of renown – it might even be a good excuse to explore the origins of the Sith in some way.

Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens will be released on 18 December 2015. For the latest Star Wars: Episode VII news, subscribe to SciFiNow and save 30% off the cover price.