Remember that movie called 'The Phantom Menace'? Say what you will about it, it introduced us to the badass Sith, Darth Maul. You may have heard the news, he's coming back this Spring in Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Check out this clip from Lucasfilm and you'll see why Maul was so cool.
Dave Filoni, Supervising Director of The Clone Wars had this to say:
The decision to continue Darth Maul’s story was something that came directly from George. We all agreed that his return needed to be unique, unexpected and revenge filled. We don’t know what his outcome will be, and as a fan - that’s exciting.
What I think many have either missed or forgotten when this news first broke yesterday is Maul has already returned from the dead in comics.
In 2005's Star Wars: Visionaries from Dark Horse, there was a 13-page story by Aaron McBride. Basically Maul returns with bionic legs and wants revenge against Obi-Wan. He looks for his at Owen Lars' place and it was this that made Owen demand that Obi-Wan stay away. He would simply attract too much bad attention and put Luke's life at risk. But that story was non-canon, I guess.
Also, in case you missed this announcement as well, Star Wars: The Phantom Menace will be released in theaters on February 10, 2012 in 3D. There will be a trailer attached to The Three Musketeers on October 21.