I remember seeing Darth Maul for the first time in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. He had a great look to him, but was woefully under-utilized. Like Boba Fett before him, his look garnered more fandom than his actual utility in the film. Of course, this changed over time as the animated series came up, and now he is a beloved character who pops in and out of stories in the Star Wars universe. Just a couple of years back, he popped up in a live-action film for the first time at the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story.
For many fans, however, this was an unsatisfying tease. He only just popped up, and with Solo flopping, it seemed to rule out the possibility of seeing him again. Now, with Star Wars really set to explode on the small screen in various ways, it sounds like he’s getting another chance at live-action.
According a new rumor from The Direct, we have not seen the last of Darth Maul. The report states that Darth Maul will appear in “multiple live-action Star Wars series for Disney+ in the coming years.” Furthermore, one of the series he’ll be popping up in will be one focused on him. And, as you’d expect, he won’t be alone.
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In Solo: A Star Wars Story, Q’ira (played by Emilia Clarke) was shown to have a connection with Darth Maul. As such, it’s no surprise that she is expected to be featured prominently in the series as well.
Personally, I’m a but perturbed that Lucasfilm keeps returning back to the same periods of time within the Star Wars universe. I’m ready to visit unknown places and timelines, and with every show, Lucasfilm seems more intent on sticking to stuff we already know. Given what we have already reported ourselves in regards to Lucasfilm’s strategy, the idea of them making Maul a continuing part of the Star Wars universe is very plausible. Safe, but plausible.
That being said, I am a bit unsure about making him the lead of his own show. Will audiences be able to click with a character after his mystique goes away? I’m not so sure, personally. Perhaps we will be getting a Q’ira story with Darth Maul as a supporting lead. I can see that much more than having the whole thing center around Darth Maul. But there’s a long road between now and when the show hits, so things can certainly change on a dime. So, while this may be true, there is room for change.
What do you think of this rumor? Are you excited to see more Darth Maul in the Star Wars shows? Sound off down below!
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SOURCE: The Direct