The Star Wars television train is picking up steam with the announcement that The Mandalorian season 2 will return in October. Not to mention a series is in development for Rogue One star Cassian Andor and fan favorite Obi-Wan Kenobi, as well as a new animation featuring the Bad Batch. With the creatives on The Mandalorian comparing the show to Game of Thrones, it looks likely that Disney is attempting to set up a shared universe style for its Star Wars shows, similar to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
With Star Wars having a dedicated streaming platform on Disney+, television definitely seems to be the way forward for Lucasfilm. But it seems Ob-Wan isn’t the only character who might get the prequel treatment...
According to Daniel RPK’s Patreon, Lucasfilm is reportedly looking at developing a project focusing on a young Mace Windu. A new actor would be cast to play a young Windu, but Samuel L. Jackson would still have a role as the adult version of the character. It should be noted that Lucasfilm has only considered this project, and it’s unsure if the studio will decide to move forward with the project into further development.
WHAT THIS MEANS
With the hype over the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, it would make sense for Lucasfilm to look into the backstory for Windu, whose origins prior to Episodes 1-3 are relatively unknown. Seeing the Jedi Master’s rise up the ranks of the Council would certainly make for an interesting story and would be a great opportunity for Sam Jackson to return to the Star Wars universe.
Creating a Mace Windu-focused show would definitely tie into plans for a larger shared Star Wars universe. Lucasfilm is allegedly considering spin-off shows for other prequel star, Ahsoka Tano, which would round out a trio of interesting prequel stories along with Kenobi. Production is currently on hold due to the pandemic, but Obi-Wan Kenobi star Ewan McGregor has said that he anticipates his prequel show will only be one season. But, if this rumor turns out to be true, it would be exciting to see him show up in the Mace Windu project as well.