The upcoming “Obi-Wan Kenobi” sequence will boast the return of varied faces, however one key character won’t be displaying up – Darth Maul.
A brand new story up at THR signifies Ray Park’s Darth Maul was initially slated to return as a key villain with Park, who final performed Maul in a cameo in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” in energetic prep to reprise the position. That was again when Hossein Amini was the unique author.
Then in early 2020, pre-production paused. Formally the phrase was that Lucasfilm was sad with the scripts. Now based on the sources of the commerce journal, director Deborah Chow confirmed the scripts to “Star Wars” stewards Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau who have been engaged on the second season of “The Mandalorian” on the time.
Filoni and Favreau have been allegedly involved in regards to the present masking related floor as “Mandalorian”. In addition they pushed Chow and the present to ‘go greater’ and considerations have been sufficient Lucasfilm head Kathleen Kennedy pressed the pause button. Finally Joby Harold was employed because the present’s new author.
How far alongside the sooner model was is unclear however a boy was reportedly chosen to play younger Skywalker although no scenes have been shot. Within the overhaul, Maul was written out and Filoni conceptually keyed in a method for Vader to be introduced again as the massive dangerous whereas the Grand Inquisitor was additionally added to the story.
A brand new seek for a younger Skywalker bought underway with Grant Feely (“Creepshow”) reportedly picked for the position. A Lucasfilm supply has denied the report telling the commerce Maul was by no means meant to return for the sequence, nor did Park come to set.
The six-episode “Obi-Wan Kenobi” sequence launches on the Disney+ service on Could twenty fifth.