Amidst rumors of the Sith Lord’s return within the upcoming Disney Plus Star Wars sequence, Obi-Wan Kenobi director Deborah Chow has confirmed Darth Maul is not going to be showing.
Since Obi-Wan Kenobi was introduced, there was fan hypothesis over the potential return of Darth Maul. The Sith Lord was initially minimize in two by Obi-Wan in 1999’s Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace, earlier than being introduced again with a vendetta in opposition to Obi-Wan Kenobi within the animated sequence Star Wars: The Clone Wars. In the end, Maul would then meet his finish in a closing duel along with his lifelong Jedi rival in Star Wars Rebels. Nonetheless, with Obi-Wan Kenobi going down between The Clone Wars and Rebels, some have questioned whether or not Maul may seem within the sequence.
Stories circulated on-line apparently confirming early plans for Maul’s inclusion in Obi-Wan Kenobi. Director Deborah Chow has now debunked these rumors although, revealing there had by no means been any plans for the Sith Lord to look for so long as she had been concerned with the venture. Chatting with Whole Movie, Chow mentioned:
“So long as I’ve been concerned, we’ve by no means had Darth Maul in any of it… Dave [Filoni, creator of The Clone Wars and Rebels] did a wonderful job of telling that story already.”
Deborah Chow additionally touched on the inclusion of Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi as a deciding consider leaving Maul out of the story. Speaking in regards to the resolution to give attention to Vader, Chow mentioned:
“With quite a lot of the legacy features, the choice to deliver Vader into it was not made calmly. We’re 10 years after Revenge Of The Sith. The place is Obi-Wan’s beginning place? What has been vital to him in his life? Anakin and Vader are an enormous and really profound a part of his life. We ended up feeling that he made sense in telling this story. And Vader casts such a darkish shadow on this, that to have Maul as nicely, it is perhaps a bit bit a lot.”
With Maul’s lengthy and troubled historical past with Obi-Wan Kenobi already well-documented throughout Star Wars‘ animated exhibits, it sounds just like the manufacturing group on the brand new Disney Plus sequence felt no must re-examine the pair’s conflicts. As an alternative, the sequence has loads of ache and guilt between Obi-Wan and Vader on which to focus. Whereas Maul’s live-action future was teased on the finish of Solo: A Star Wars Story, there may be little left to discover between him and Obi-Wan that has not already been explored in both The Clone Wars or Rebels.
Right here is the synopsis for Obi-Wan Kenobi:
Through the reign of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Grasp Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on an important mission. Kenobi should confront allies turned enemies and face the wrath of the Empire.
Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, the sequence stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Buddy, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie. The sequence may also see the return of legendary Star Wars composer John Williams, who scored a theme.
Obi-Wan Kenobi will hit Disney Plus on Could 27, 2022. Keep tuned for all the most recent information on the upcoming sequence, Loki‘s Natalie Holt, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for extra authentic video content material.
Supply: Total Film