If you thought Darth Maul’s death in The Phantom Menace was the final chapter for the super villain, think again. The character will be resurrected this coming spring in episodes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
“He is such a dynamic and exciting character,” says Dave Filoni, supervising director for Clone Wars. “He made such a huge impression in that first film that when you go back and look at the prequels, you forget he’s not in all three.”
Not surprisingly, the crazy idea to bring Darth Maul back came from George Lucas himself. How they plan to explain his resurrection after being cut in half is anyone’s guess, but Filoni says that his return won’t be short lived:
“There’s a lot of ground that has not been covered as far as Darth Maul is concerned, so there’s a lot of room to grow with him,” Filoni says. “It’s all balanced with, ‘Boy, we’ve gotta make this really good because this is a really big deal.'”