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Word has now spread beyond The Clone Wars and Rebels fans that Darth Maul survived being divided by Obi-Wan in the finale of Star Wars 1: The Phantom Menace and pursued a career as gang boss has struck. At the end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, Maul reveals himself as the leader of the Crimson Dawn Syndicate. He is driven by the desire for revenge on Obi-Wan and in this respect an appearance in the Disney+ series ” Obi-Wan Kenobi ” could be expected – which will probably not come about after all.
Ray Park was ready
According to a report by the Hollywood Reporter , Maul actor Ray Park is already preparing for his return on the series and has even been on the set. Both are denied by a source at Lucasfilm (and Lucasfilm employee Pablo Hidalgo unspecifically calls the new rumor “bullshit” on his private Twitter account viewed by Star Wars News Net ). However, several other sources have told the trusted industry publication that Park was not only in active preparation, but was also slated to be a main villain – until the plan was scrapped.
According to the Hollywood Reporter , the most influential “Star Wars” creators of the moment, Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni , were primarily responsible for the about-face of “Obi-Wan”. After director Deborah Chow showed them the scripts written by Hossein Amini, they spoke out in favor of changes. The story was too similar to the Mandalorian hero-and-child story and wasn’t big enough. According to a source, Filoni was in favor of integrating Darth Vader into the story and with him the Grand Inquisitor, who was introduced in Filoni’s “Rebels” series.
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