We all know Darth Maul was sliced at the waist by Obi-Wan Kenobi in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, but the badass Sith Lord will be resurrected and return to the Star Wars universe in the Lucasfilm animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars!
Darth Maul is really the only part of The Phantom Menace worth watching. He was a great character, and was the one that got us all excited about seeing the movie in the first place! Then of course George Lucas killed him off. It's cool that he will be making a come back, and that we'll be able to see him back in action. I'm looking forward to seeing how this all going to play out. Here's what supervising director Dave Filoni had to say about Mauls return,
I found it funny in The Phantom Menace when Darth Maul got cut in half. I thought George was definitively saying to the fans, ‘There’s no way this character is coming back. This is not a Boba Fett/Sarlacc Pit situation where, because of fan love, Boba gets out of that thing any number of ways.’ Fast-forward ten-years, and I’m the one to bring Maul back.
According to the report the order to resurrect the Sith Lord came from George Lucas himself. When asked if Maul’s return is motivated by the feeling that he was underutilized in The Phantom Menace, Filoni says, “I think in part.” But how do you bring back a character that was cut in half though? It can't be an easy task, but they will find a way. Filoni goes on to say, “First of all, how does he survive getting cut in half? Plus, he fell! And also, don’t forget Obi-Wan Kenobi is still around, so I’m sure Maul wouldn’t be very happy with him." He then explains that...
The Dark Side of the Force is the path to many abilities some consider to be…unnatural,” Darth Sidious says in Revenge of the Sith. Sidious and his master found a way to use the Force to cheat death—that’s how he was able to keep Vader alive after that little swan dive into a lava field. Couldn’t Maul have picked up on some of that too? Says Filoni, “He’s suffered through a lot to keep himself alive and implemented the training of his master to do so.”
I don't know about the rest of you, but I'm excited to see Darth Maul's vengeful return. I think he'll add a great dynamic to the story and character, plus it will be awesome to see him and Obi-Wan come face to face again! Filoni concludes by saying...
Here, we’re moving forward with Maul. He’s more than ten years older than he was in The Phantom Menace. That’s immensely satisfying, because now nobody knows what’s going to happen to him. I know, but nobody else does.
What do you all think about Darth Maul being brought back to life?
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