Behind-The-Scenes: The Return of Darth Maul

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#1 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

Love me some Star Wars! They should of left Maul dead though.

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#2 Edited by SpidermanWins (3982 posts) - - Show Bio

Darth Maul in the Clone Wars... should I be upset for the sake of the character and continuity or excited for Maul returning in a series and getting more attention?

#3 Posted by goldenkey (2927 posts) - - Show Bio

wher'd I see this guy before??

#4 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio

He should stay dead. The final battle and his death in Episode 1 was epic and the best part of the film. Bringing him back just ruins it.

#5 Edited by NightFang (9976 posts) - - Show Bio
USA Today has debuted the new trailer for Star Wars: The Clone Wars. The show is gearing up for the final four episodes with a long story arc that will include one of the only bright spots in Episode I, Darth Maul. Maul will have survived his encounter from the first installment of the franchise but will need help getting around with a robotic lower half. And for all of you fans of the double sided lightsaber you will be disappointed to find out he will only use the half that survived the battle with Obi-Wan.
#6 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio
@BiteMe-Fanboy said:
He should stay dead. The final battle and his death in Episode 1 was epic and the best part of the film. Bringing him back just ruins it.
I don't think this is the first time they have brought him back
#7 Posted by dioramademon (5 posts) - - Show Bio

@goldenkey: He was Doomsday in Smallville and he was the voice and model for Starkiller in Star Wars the force unleashed

#8 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio
@spiderbat87 said:
@BiteMe-Fanboy said:
He should stay dead. The final battle and his death in Episode 1 was epic and the best part of the film. Bringing him back just ruins it.
I don't think this is the first time they have brought him back
It's his first canon comeback. All the other times weren't.
#9 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio
@BiteMe-Fanboy said:
@spiderbat87 said:
@BiteMe-Fanboy said:
He should stay dead. The final battle and his death in Episode 1 was epic and the best part of the film. Bringing him back just ruins it.
I don't think this is the first time they have brought him back
It's his first canon comeback. All the other times weren't.
Oh right, Star Wars canon confuses the hell out of me. 
 
On another note I wish they had gave him a Scottish accent as a homage
#10 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio

AHHHH!!. I just read on wookieepedia (star wars wiki) that Maul is going have 6 robotic legs. God, I hope that isn't true. That will be HORRIBLE.

#11 Posted by ambigu0us (41 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know if anyone got it or not....but umm Darth Maul is broken....like broken. Darth Maul is broken. His mind is broken...did I mention he's broken?

#12 Posted by ZombiePie (105 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

AHHHH!!. I just read on wookieepedia (star wars wiki) that Maul is going have 6 robotic legs. God, I hope that isn't true. That will be HORRIBLE.

That's what he is like in the EU and not what it appears to be his canon appearance/form.

#13 Posted by NightFang (9976 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

AHHHH!!. I just read on wookieepedia (star wars wiki) that Maul is going have 6 robotic legs. God, I hope that isn't true. That will be HORRIBLE.

If it can work for Grievous, it can work for Maul.

#14 Posted by BiteMe-Fanboy (7729 posts) - - Show Bio
@NightFang said:

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

AHHHH!!. I just read on wookieepedia (star wars wiki) that Maul is going have 6 robotic legs. God, I hope that isn't true. That will be HORRIBLE.

If it can work for Grievous, it can work for Maul.

I disagree.
#15 Posted by RedheadedAtrocitus (6885 posts) - - Show Bio

"There is no Palpatine. No Empire. No Jedi. There is no light, no dark. Just you and I are here now..."

#16 Posted by Inverno (13197 posts) - - Show Bio

Sam Witmer is the man dude! He was awesome as the Son and Galen Marek! He gonna rock as Darth Maul no doubt! I don't care with the canon because I think most things in Clone Wars don't ever happen in the movies!

#17 Posted by MrMiracle77 (1659 posts) - - Show Bio

Y'know years before Episode 1 in the video game Dark Forces II, a character named 'Moc' suffered an injury similar to Maul and managed to survive while bonded to a special hover-pad.  He was one of those weirder bosses.

#18 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

Maul sounds pretty pissed! I have a feeling that this will be a pretty cool episode(s)!

#19 Posted by Technicolorville (67 posts) - - Show Bio

@dioramademon: He's also Aiden in the Syfy channel show, "Being Human". He's a vampire in that show.

#20 Posted by KRYPTON (1891 posts) - - Show Bio

Glad to see Sam is back doing VO for Star Wars again

#21 Posted by ARMIV2 (8432 posts) - - Show Bio

Very nice choice of voice talent there.

#22 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7668 posts) - - Show Bio

Yeah that guy is a good voice actor but he already holds a prominent and recognizable place within the SWU, is it that hard for them to hire other voice actors?

#23 Posted by Time_Phantom (522 posts) - - Show Bio

Maul sounds creepy... I love it.

#24 Posted by feargalr (1162 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: They should never have killed him in the first place, he was a far superior character to Count Dooku, then again its only one of several hundred billion problems with the prequel trilogy.

#25 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@feargalr said:

@Deranged Midget: They should never have killed him in the first place, he was a far superior character to Count Dooku, then again its only one of several hundred billion problems with the prequel trilogy.

I don't mind that they killed him off, but it was so abrupt.

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#26 Posted by feargalr (1162 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: He could have been an amazing villain over the prequel movies, introduced in ep 1, he's expanded upon in ep 2, and is killed in ep 3 by Anakin, getting revenge for Qui Gon Ginn, anyway I have spent many an hour pondering how I could have made the prequel movies far far superior (and Im pretty sure I have it down).. but whats done is done... until my time machine is complete anyway.

#27 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@feargalr: Fleshed out over another film maybe, but the main villain I can't see that.

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#28 Posted by feargalr (1162 posts) - - Show Bio

@Deranged Midget: Well Darth Sidious was always going to be the main villain, Darth Maul was going to serve as both the villain with which the jedi have their main confrontations in 1 and 2, and a character through which we explore the history of sith, through which we would have gotten some great characterization and the viewers would have been left saying.. you know what it's not impossible to see things their way (kinda like how Magneto for all his evil ways is a some what understandable villain. This would have led to anakin learning of the power to save Padme (he has his visions of her death in episode 2). As he was tasked with investigating the reappearance of Maul in episode 2 (After graduating to full jedi knight), which would have carried over into episode 3,(the clones and the stuff with obi wan would still stand mostly). In episode 3 his obsession with becoming powerful enough to save her life, and making them both powerful enough to rule the galaxy cos she was all political and junk. There would have been a sub plot with anakin taking on a padawan and he panics and kills him/her after the padawan discovered his secrets, leading Anakin to a showdown with Maul at the end of his hunt for him, from Maul he learns who the true sith lord is, and then kills Maul, this leads him to sidious who he trys to fool him into thinking he's turned to the dark side, but really he has, jedi discover it blah blah blah, showdown on lava planet, where obi wan has a better reason for defeating anakin ("I have the higher ground", ARE YOU FRAKKING KIDDING ME LUCAS?!!?! ITS A SMALL HILL!!! I'VE SEEN JEDI LEAP 50 FEET INTO THE AIR!!!!! HELL I COULD JUMP THAT HILL!!!) Anyway like I said earlier my friends and I have discussed this in depth and I don't want to get into it (even though I already have...), plus its 4am here and I have class at 9... stupid college..

I really need to get working on that time machine again :/

#29 Posted by Andy Steven Summers (5216 posts) - - Show Bio

Guess I should of made an actual post for this instead of linking it in an existing thread four days ago.

Personally I am looking forward to seeing how the handle Maul return. I just hope he does not have those stupid robot legs.

#30 Posted by Zauberin (4329 posts) - - Show Bio

He's lost it even more than usual. I've always got to see reappearances, no matter what.

#31 Posted by telepathic666 (227 posts) - - Show Bio

my interest has been peaked

#32 Posted by saoakden (1037 posts) - - Show Bio

@goldenkey: The actor played the human side of Doomsday in Smallville. His character's name was Davis Bloome.

#33 Posted by dtm1980 (240 posts) - - Show Bio

Sam Witwer's good but... Clancy Brown... Legend!!!

#34 Posted by NXH (1031 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I despise the prequel trilogy (espeically the phantom menace) and never really cared for the clone wars animated series, I found this video really interesting and always find voice actors so appealing to what they have to say to express their performance.

#35 Posted by MrMazz (1223 posts) - - Show Bio

THis has promise

#36 Posted by GhostRider29 (2673 posts) - - Show Bio

I love star wars, but I never liked this show. *Sigh* I guess I'll have to watch it now. Darth Maul is my favorite character of all time.

#37 Posted by lordgman31 (25 posts) - - Show Bio

star killer

#38 Posted by Prizm (50 posts) - - Show Bio

Sam has played 4 different major characters in Star Wars. Starkiller, Emperor Palpatine, The Son and now Darth Maul. My hat is off to him for his overall work and making sure each character stands out. Aside from that, I have to admit that even I am looking forward to the last arc of Clone Wars Season 4. This is looks be like the Season Finale I have been waiting for.

#39 Posted by Emperormeister734 (808 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm excited for the next four episodes we get to see Darth Maul and Savage Oppress finally together

#40 Posted by Funrush (1369 posts) - - Show Bio

@feargalr said:

@Deranged Midget: They should never have killed him in the first place, he was a far superior character to Count Dooku, then again its only one of several hundred billion problems with the prequel trilogy.

Maul... didn't really have a character, He was extremely underdeveloped. At least Dooku had more than two lines in the prequels. Sometimes I feel the only reason Maul was even thrown in was so that Phantom Menace could have a villain. This is one of the reasons I'm really glad they're bringing him back, because now we'll get to see if he has a personality.

#41 Posted by Deranged Midget (17599 posts) - - Show Bio

@Funrush said:

@feargalr said:

@Deranged Midget: They should never have killed him in the first place, he was a far superior character to Count Dooku, then again its only one of several hundred billion problems with the prequel trilogy.

Maul... didn't really have a character, He was extremely underdeveloped. At least Dooku had more than two lines in the prequels. Sometimes I feel the only reason Maul was even thrown in was so that Phantom Menace could have a villain. This is one of the reasons I'm really glad they're bringing him back, because now we'll get to see if he has a personality.

Indeed and Sam seems to bring one hell of a personality to Maul.

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#42 Posted by GhostRider29 (2673 posts) - - Show Bio

Please keep Maul alive! He could make really good comics and books!

#43 Posted by GhostRider29 (2673 posts) - - Show Bio

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

@NightFang said:

@BiteMe-Fanboy said:

AHHHH!!. I just read on wookieepedia (star wars wiki) that Maul is going have 6 robotic legs. God, I hope that isn't true. That will be HORRIBLE.

If it can work for Grievous, it can work for Maul.

I disagree.

I agree to somewhat a level. Darth maul should only have two robotic legs. Make him really powerful in the force and great at dueling. But don't make him literally like a robot monster. Also, I hope that they keep him a live for a long time. So he can have comics and books :D

#44 Posted by Queso6p4 (1436 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm really excited to see this but I missed all of last season. The series has grown progressively darker and I'm glad with the direction it's taken.

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