The Star Wars universe is expanding at a pace that fans have never experienced before. We’ve got Star Wars Rebels on our TVs, Star Wars: The Force Awakens heading to theaters, Rian Johnson’s Episode VIII and possibly Episode IX, and a slew of standalone movies. While we know that Godzilla’s Gareth Edwards is directing one of these, and Fantastic Four’s Josh Trank is helming another, everything else we know about them is unofficial. There have been all kinds of rumors about characters getting their own movie, and now we have another one to add to the pile, Jedi Knight Mace Windu.
Yoda, Han Solo, Boba Fett, and even Obi-Wan Kenobi are all names that have all been tossed around, but Mace Windu is an interesting proposition. The character was originally in drafts of the first three movies, but was removed and George Lucas brought him back for the prequels. He also appears in The Clone Wars animated series. Between those and his substantial presence in the Expanded Universe, there’s a lot of potential background and stories to mine (though the EU is not officially canon anymore, it is still open to be used as fodder for the new installments).