Samuel L. Jackson believes his Star Wars character is still alive

Samuel L. Jackson. (Getty Images/YouTube)
Samuel L. Jackson. (Getty Images/YouTube)

Los Angeles - Samuel L. Jackson believes his Star Wars character is still alive. 

The 67-year-old actor played Jedi Master Mace Windu, who fans believed was sent plummeting to his death during an encounter with the Sith Lord Darth Sidious in Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith but Jackson insists he lives on.

Speaking during a Twitter Q&A, he said: "In my mind, I'm not dead. Jedi can fall incredibly high distances and not die."

Anakin Skywalker cut off Mace Windu's arm during his encounter with the Sith Lord but Samuel is convinced he survived.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly Radio, he said: "Of course he is alive! Jedi can fall from amazing distances. And there's a long history of one-handed Jedi. So why not?"

He also revealed that he has shared his theory with creator George Lucas, who has now sold the franchise to Disney. 

He said: "George doesn't have anything to do with it anymore. But he is like, 'I'm okay with that. You can be alive."

Meanwhile, James Cameron recently blasted The Force Awakens, saying it was not as good as the previous six Star Wars movies.

The filmmaker is friends with Star Wars creator Lucas, who sold his company Lucasfilm to The Walt Disney Company in 2012 so they could re-start the franchise with the seventh movie and Cameron believes that Lucas' movies "had more innovative visual imagination" and The Force Awakens is a "retrenchment" to things seen before.

In an interview with reporter Hannah Litchfield, which has been unearthed on YouTube, Cameron said: "George Lucas is a friend of mine and George and I had a good conversation about it (Star Wars: The Force Awakens). I don't want to say too much about the film as I have a lot of respect for J.J. Abrams. I want to see where they're taking it next, see what they're doing with it. But I gotta say I think that George's six films, had more innovative visual imagination. And this film was more of a retrenchment to things you had seen before, and characters you had seen before. It took a few baby steps forward with new characters. But for me the jury is out, I want to see where they go with it."