The Star Wars Visions comic series may not be canon, but that doesn’t make it any less exciting! In some ways, not being canon means the writers can explore things more. They can craft intriguing storylines without worrying about how they fit into the wider franchise. As such, it should come as no surprise that the latest issue of this comic book series includes an old character’s resurrection. Spoilers ahead if you haven’t read the latest edition!In the first issue of this comic series, Marvel Comics decided to resurrect Mace Windu. In the films, Samuel L. Jackson played the role of this Jedi Master in the prequel films. Emperor Palpatine killed him toward the end of the Revenge of the Sith. However, the Star Wars Visions comic series follows a completely different narrative from the films. Namely, we’ve learned about the Ronin, a former Jedi turned Sith. In the TV series, we saw him travelling across a world resembling feudal Japan. Like in the films, the Imperials persecute and terrorise aliens and humans.The comic series takes place before the events of the TV show. As such, they show what the Ronin got up to before he battled a Kouru Sith Lord. In the comic series, we see his new enemy is Mace Windu. Or, at least, the Star Wars Visions comic book version of him! In this series, Windu also battled someone and faced lightning strikes. Eventually, this led to Windu falling from a high place and dying. Does that sound familiar to you? As Visions Windu fell, he said that he saw a god. Funnily enough, this god looks like the character called Father on the planet Mortis from The Clone Wars!
Is Star Wars Visions Comic canon?
Naturally, you might wonder if this resurrection has any bearing on the rest of the Star Wars franchise. Sadly not! The Star Wars Visions comic and TV series are not canon to Star Wars. As such, they are self-contained, so nothing that happens in these will affect the wider show. However, that doesn’t make the storylines any less interesting. After all, we’d love to see Mace Windu return to the canon series!Additionally, Windu says that seeing this godlike figure ultimately resurrected him. After this moment, Windu claims to have been working on a holy mission. He claims “destiny” led him to Ronin as they speak about the past. Apparently, Windu was known as the Shogun and fought against Stormtroopers. Then, the Ronin questions why the Shogun didn’t kill him, as Ronin has a vision of himself losing a battle with him. If you had doubts that this was meant to be Windu, he’s got a lightsaber in the same shade of purple!However, the Shogun states that he doesn’t want to fight and states, “the party’s over.” This is a nice reference from the Star Wars Visions comic series writers to Attack of the Clones. In this film, Windu says it after they appear at the Petranaki arena. The comic ends with hints that Windu and Ronin will meet again. We even see Windu claiming he won’t “yet” murder the Ronin. Coupled with the Ronin’s vision of their battle to come, another meeting is certainly due to happen!
Mace Windu Returns
This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Mace Windu return to the series. In episode 3 of the recently-released Tales of the Jedi, we saw Windu team up with Count Dooku. The pair work together to discover the murderer of a fellow member of the Jedi Order. Sadly, Samuel L. Jackson didn’t return to voice Windu, who TC Carson played instead. Perhaps we’ll see him return in the future.
You can catch the one-shot issue of Star Wars Visions comic exclusively from Marvel Comics now.
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