Star Wars Creator George Lucas Was Opposed To Bringing Maul Back To Life — Until He Wasn’t [Exclusive]
“Star Wars” has some of the coolest villains in blockbuster cinema, characters whose mere silhouettes instantly evoke strong emotions and memories.
From Darth Vader’s imposing armor to the Emperor’s deathly force lightning, and from Jango Fett’s jet pack to General Grievous’ frightening four lightsabers, no two villains are the same.Then there’s Darth Maul, a character that engraved himself in the minds of fans from the moment he stepped onto the screen in 1999’s “The Phantom Menace.” A red, horned devil who not only moved faster and with more style than any “Star Wars” villain before him, Darth Maul brought about the concept of a dual-bladed lightsaber.
(Grievous wouldn’t show up until six years later.) On top of all that, Maul managed to fight two Jedi at the same time and kill one of them.Even his death was as spectacular as the franchise had ever got.
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