Let’s be honest, we all know a story about Coruscants favorite angry Jedi is coming, it’s just a matter of when. Considered by most to be the greatest Star Wars character of all time, Samuel L. Jackson’s Mace Windu is filled with nuance and subtlty. You guys remember that one time he was really angry and mean to everyone? Or like, when he chopped off Jango Fett’s head with his (awesome) purple light saber? Wow. A showcase is Jedi behavior. So bearing in mind that an increasingly fickle Star Wars fandom would no doubt be in an uproar over who could possibly fill Samuel L Jackson’s shoes in depicting this classic character, we’ve listed 5 actors we think would satisfy most, if not all viewers.

Ezra Miller


Coming off of his role in the critically acclaimed Justice League, Ezra is a great white male actor, who could certainly be trusted to star in a leading role as Mace Windu.

Tom Hardy

Tom Hardy

Hot? Check. Famous? Check. Star Power? Check. By our count, Tom Hardy has every qualification to play Mace Windu that was can possibly think of.

Alden Ehrenreich


Not known by even some of the most die hard film fans, Alden Ehrenreich is a young upstart actor, scratching and clawing to get his chance to star in a major film role. Playing a young Mace Windu could jumpstart his career.

Willem Dafoe

Willem Dafoe

You guys get the joke I’m going for yet? Yep, that’s right: All of these guys have hair!

Jackie Chan


Disney loves diversity casting, and I think putting asian sensation Jackie Chan as your leading Mace Windu would really help Star Wars break into the Chinese market in a way it hasn’t been able to thus far.