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Darth Maul was supposed to return to Obi-Wan Kenobi

Darth Maul was supposed to return to Obi-Wan Kenobi

It's...that guy

It’s…that guy
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Without Darth Vader ruling the galaxy yet, star Wars The prequels needed a villain with some lightsaber skills. So came Darth Maul, a man who looked more like a rejected X-Men than someone who would be as frightening as a masked heavy breather, with a horned head and a black-red test-like Rorschach pattern on his face.

After being “killed” in Star Wars: Phantom Menace then back in clone wars Animation series and confusing veil in Solo: A Star Wars StoryAnd the RHou Sith Lord was eventually killed by the ancient Obi-Wan in Star Wars Rebels. still The character was supposed to return in Disney + series Obi-Wan Kenobi. The Hollywood Reporter I spoke to several sources close to the production, who said Ray Park was supposed to reprise the role in the series.

According to a source, Park “was ready for pre-production and also participated in stunt training.” But while this source claims that footage of Park as Darth Maul may have been filmed, another source says it was likely a test shot, not actual scenes from the show.

It wasn’t said why Darth Maul was written off, but THR a story explain youIt’s the Mandalorian Co-executive producer Dave Filoni was the one who “conceptually made a way for Vader to return as the Big Bad, with the Grand Inquisitor, a character made famous by Filoni in the animated series.” Star Wars RebelsAlso, put in the story.”

but confusing THR Reports also state that a source from Lucasfilm said that Maul “never intended to return for the series”. Therefore, it is unclear what actually happened to the concept of recreating the character.

This comes about a year after Park, in The Instagram post has since been deleteda picture of Mall Horns, with the caption “Meet me at Dathomir! Live apart!” Although Park hasn’t confirmed whether the production sources are correct, it sure looks suspicious that he had to delete the photo. Which apparently confirmed that he will return.

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