Will Darth Maul Return to Star Wars After Episode 7???

Darth Maul’s Survival Is Official. What Are The Implications?

Almost a month ago, we wrote that Darth Maul’s survival is now an official part of Lucasfilm’s Star Wars story canon and that Ray Park would love to revisit the character somehow.

In case you’re not familiar with the storyline, Darth Maul returned during the animated series The Clone Wars to confront his nemesis Obi-Wan Kenobi. At one point, Maul and his brother, Savage Opress face off with Darth Sidious. It ends badly for the brothers but Maul survives and remains at the mercy of the Sith Lord. Watch the duel here…

Moviepilot’s writer Nerd Bitez brings up a great point about Maul still being alive…

With Disney confirming that Clone Wars and Rebels are all a part of the the canon Star Wars Universe, that means that Darth Maul is still alive. Which means at any point, whether it be in Rebels or one of the future films he can definitely come back.

Now that we know that Maul lives on, it’s safe to assume that, being a fan favorite, he will definitely return in some fashion. Will his story continue on in the other popular animated Star Wars series Rebels? Or could he return in one of the live-action films currently being produced? Maybe Episode VIII or IX?

Nerd Bitez went on to float an interesting idea…

If it’s a film, maybe he can be a grand master type of character? The man pulling all the strings under a secret name? Maybe someone like Supreme Leader Snoke?

As we all know by now, Supreme Leader Snoke is the shadowy figure in The Force Awakens who seems to be in command of Kylo Ren and The First Order. He is basically the Palpatine figure in the new movie. Here he is being played as motion capture by the inimitable Andy Serkis…

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So what do you think? Will Darth Maul return in grand fashion on the big screen or is he destined to remain in animated form on the small screen? Can I give my two cents? I think it’d be all kinds of awesome if he returned in a standalone film to get his vengeance on Obi-Wan like in the non-canon Star Wars comic Old Wounds. Both Ewan McGregor and Ray Park have expressed a desire to return to the Star Wars Universe and, even though the movie they were in together was universally panned, both of them were fan favorites in The Phantom Menace. Here are some panels from that comic…

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Check out Nerd Bitez article on Moviepilot for more Star Wars goodness…

 

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