Darth Maul is one of the biggest antagonists of the character Obi-Wan Kenobi. With the upcoming series on Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character was supposed to be reprised in the Disney+ series. And the actor Ray Park was preparing for it as well. He played the role in Solo: A Star Wars Story. But due to The Mandalorian, the character had to be replaced with Vader and other antagonists instead.
Darth Maul first appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. And was killed by Ob-Wan Kenobi himself but returned from the dead in the middle of the clone wars. But the fans of the Star Wars franchise would not get to see the villain in the stand-alone series of the character, as he has been removed from the script.
Darth Maul was removed from the script
The original writer of the show, Hossein Amini was working on the show with Deborah Chow as the director. But the production had to be halted by Lucasfilm in early 2020. As they were not happy with the script. But the real reason behind the halt was different. When the script was presented to David Filoni and Jon Favreau, they thought it was very similar to Mandalorian – The Lone Wolf and Cub.
The Mandalorian was a huge success and the second season of the show was in the making. And Maul was one of the villains chasing Kenobi protecting the child-like Luke Skywalker. Also, Darth Vader wasn’t a part of the Galaxy far far away anymore. Dave Filoni was the one who added Darth Vader and Great Inquisitor to the script.
Release Date and Cast of Obi-Wan Kenobi
The standalone series of one of the famous characters of the Star Wars franchise is coming to Disney+. Obi-Wan Kenobi is one of the most-awaited series. Disney+ has announced the release date of the show, and it will be available on the platform on March 25, 2022. It is set ten years after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
Ewan McGreggor is reprising his role from the movies in the upcoming live-action too. We will see him as Obi-Wan Kenobi. Also, Hayden Christensen would be back as Darth Vader. Joel Edgerton and Bonnie Piesse also reprise their roles. And other stars we would see in the series are Moses Ingram, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, and Sung Kang.