August 16, 2022

Whereas the autumn of Anakin Skywalker might need the best impression on Obi-Wan Kenobi within the Star Wars movies, the supplemental outings have firmly positioned Darth Maul as his best rival. A beloved character since his debut and one which performs a noticeable function within the story of the Grasp Jedi, so many anticipated that he would possibly make an look within the upcoming Disney+ sequence, Obi-Wan Kenobi. Followers who wished to see the character’s return to the sequence shall be dissatisfied as a brand new report is confirming that the Dathomirian warrior shall be absent from the present.

The report comes from The Hollywood Reporter, which has sources telling them that Maul was meant to return as a key participant within the sequence with Ray Park, the actor who portrayed the character in 1999’s The Phantom Menace, slated to reprise his function. The sequence was paused in January 2020 after Lucasfilm was apparently sad with the script penned by Hossein Amini. Sources inform THR that the unique model of the story noticed Kenobi popping out of hiding to guard a younger Luke Skywalker with Maul being one of many villains set to pursue the pair. Additionally it is mentioned that the since-announced return of Darth Vader was not on this model of the script. The report says that Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau appeared over this model of the script and instructed Amini and sequence showrunner, Deborah Chow, to “go larger,” voicing their considerations that the story of an aged Kenobi defending a younger Luke can be too much like the connection between Din and Grogu’s relationship in The Mandalorian. Ultimately, these considerations made their approach to Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy, who put the entire venture on maintain. Amini left the venture with Joby Harold being introduced on as the author.

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Relating to Maul, After the overhaul, it’s mentioned that it was Filoni that was in a position to work out a approach to get Vader to play a key function within the story with the Grand Inquisitor, a personality that was current all through his Star Wars Insurgent sequence and featured prominently within the sequence’ first trailer, taking part in key roles as antagonists. One supply says that Maul was on set throughout pre-production and might need had some scenes shot, although some declare that it might need merely been check footage. This report is contradicted by one other supply from Lucasfilm, nevertheless, who says that Maul was by no means set to return to the sequence in any respect. The overhaul additionally noticed a brand new actor solid as a younger Luke Skywalker, which THR is reporting is Grant Feely.

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Since his debut in 1999, Darth Maul has at all times caught with followers as one of many coolest characters offered within the Star Wars canon. From his distinct look to his double-sided lightsaber, he was somebody who stood out within the Prequel trilogy and obtained even larger improvement within the years to observe. He made his official return to the franchise within the Star Wars:The Clone Wars animated sequence, hellbent on getting revenge on Kenobi for what occurred on the finish of The Phantom Menace. He returned within the sequel sequence Star Wars Rebels and made a cameo look in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, once more being reprised by Ray Park with Clone Wars voice actor Sam Witwer offering his voice.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is about to be launched on Might 25, 2022, the forty fifth anniversary of the character’s first look within the authentic 1977 Star Wars movie.

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