Seems like the most BAMFin' Jedi this side of Coruscant may very well be on Disney's plans for the upcoming Star Wars spinoff movie slate. In a recent Reddit AMA, up-and-coming filmmaker A.J. Edwards responded to one of the 30-some-odd questions he received in a particularly interesting way:
Edwards' first feature film, The better Angels, released on November 7th. While the Star Wars franchise seems to welcome up-and-coming talent (see also: the new leads) it's a little out of left field that the Lucasfilm team would grab a new player like Edwards to helm one of their films.
On top of that, this is just stuff you don't talk about when you're 'in talks' -- especially when it comes to something under the Disney umbrella. Scott Derrickson, for example, didn't admit to being part of [Doctor Strange](movie:559685) until four months after he signed his contract. That said, we're a pretty distinct possibility that his answer was sarcasm, which can often be pretty hard to read on the internet. The other major loose thread is the question itself, which came out of nowhere in the first place.
Still, with Nick Fury's role rumored to be fading in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (he's already been pretty badly injured, and is said to play a much smaller role in [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035)), Samuel L. Jackson might have some open space for a full-fledged film focused on Fury's galaxy-far-far-away counterpart, Mace Windu. According to Jackson himself:
I’m just kind of passing by there, you know. I’m not doing so much... It’s another one of those ‘people who have powers fighting people who have powers.’ That’s why I didn’t get to New York in "The Avengers". There’s not a lot I could do except shoot a gun.
While I'd love to see Mace Windu get the proper air time he deserves, I don't think it'll be under A.J. Edwards' direction. It did, after all, take Making Star Wars over a week to find out about this - and I wouldn't know about it at all if I didn't catch it there first.