Star Wars: Darth Maul Animated Show Reportedly In Development At Lucasfilm

Disney’s Star Wars Sequel Trilogy received a mixed reception from critics and fans both. However, Lucasfilm recovered from the loss by steering the Star Wars

By Ishita Chatterjee
November 2,2021
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Disney’s Star Wars Sequel Trilogy received a mixed reception from critics and fans both. However, Lucasfilm recovered from the loss by steering the Star Wars ship in new directions on Disney+. The streaming service gave Disney its first critical and fan-hit Star Wars show after the debacle of the Sequel Trilogy- The Mandalorian.

But apart from live-action hits, animation is another sector that Disney+ has succeeded in with The Bad Batch and Star Wars Visions. After all, Star Wars animated shows like The Clone Wars and Rebels were already very popular with fans before Disney+ filled in the gaps with the movies. However, the live-action film themselves didn’t return the favor themselves. But that changed with The Mandalorian.

This show brought the animated characters into live-action. The reverse happened in The Bad Batch animated show. So right now, Lucasfilm has found a fantastic rhythm with both mediums. And the studio intends to keep the flow going with a new show starring a former apprentice and an actor with backgrounds in both the MCU and the Star Wars.

Star Wars Darth Maul Series In Development

Darth Maul
Darth Maul

As per Cinelinx, Lucasfilm is developing a new animated Star Wars series, and it will supposedly focus on Darth Maul, the iconic Star Wars villain. The report says that Star Wars voice actors like Matt Lanter and Dee Bradley Baker are recording for Lucasfilm Animation. In that list, other actors like Sam Witwer were also included.

After all, he has been voicing Maul since The Clone Wars. The new show will reportedly focus on Darth Maul before he was in charge of the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate featured in the Solo: A Star Wars Story. Along with this, WandaVision’s Paul Bettany will be reprising his role in Dryden Vos from the 2018 movie.

The Untold Story Of Dryden Vos And Maul

Dryden Vos
Dryden Vos

Darth Maul had a minimal role in the 1999 movie The Phantom Menace. But even then, he was very incredibly popular with fans. Thankfully, Lucasfilm was able to continue his story through animation in The Clone Wars.

There it was shown that he survived his fight with Obi-Wan Kenobi. Along with this, it was also made clear that he was connected to various crime syndicates.

Darth Maul in Solo: A Star Wars Story
Darth Maul in Solo: A Star Wars Story

Maul then returned in Solo: A Star Wars Story, where it was revealed that he was the Crimson Dawn Syndicate leader where Bettany’s Dryden Vos was a very high-ranking member. The connection between these two characters was confirmed once again during the last season of The Clone Wars. There Maul instructed Bettany’s Dryden Vos and others to go into hiding just before Order 66 began. Maul’s post-Phantom Menace life was a full one. And Star Wars Rebels fans do know how it all ends.

However, there are still gaps in his story that led to the cameo in the Solo movie. The same can also be said for Dryden Vos. So it makes sense to make this show. After all, this show will give fans more of Maul’s adventures while also allowing Lucasfilm Animation to enrich further and connect the galaxy of Star Wars.

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