While it is highly unlikely that you haven’t already seen who pops up in a cameo in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story‘ even if you haven’t seen the film, there is likely a few readers out there who missed the news so I won’t mention the name until after the spoiler warning. That being said, the inclusion was controversial to some who haven’t been following the events of ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and ‘Star Wars: Rebels.’ Even those who had watched both, there were viewers that feel it was shoehorned in though writer Jon Kasdan has shared that the groundwork for this cameo was laid out throughout the entire movie.
So, if you want to read him discussing it you’ll just need to scroll past that quick spoiler warning below:
Yes, we’re talking about the inclusion of Darth Maul at the end of ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story.’ For those who never watched either ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ and ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ this was likely a confusing reveal as the last time he was shown in live-action was when he was cut in half in ‘Star Wars: A Phantom Menace.’ It was revealed in ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars’ that he had been brought back to life and it wasn’t until ‘Star Wars: Rebels’ that we saw the character actually die. With ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ taking place between these two animated runs, it not only makes sense that he would be alive but with what we know of him it makes sense that he’d be showing up where a major crime was involved.
Here is what Kasdan had to say about the inclusion:
“If you felt like it was just a cheap stunt, I suppose that’s fair, but the truth is Maul was built into the design of Solo in many subtle ways, including the name Crimson Dawn, the artifacts in Dryden’s study, and Qi’ra’s use of Teras Kasi. Maul is my favorite character from the prequel trilogy. I love that Dave Filoni brought him back and expanded on his story in Clone Wars and Rebels. I love that there is at least some continuity between the shows and the movies. For me, Maul was destined to pass through Solo as the ultimate SW Keyser Soze.”
While we see that Maul has given up on his criminal activities in ‘Star Wars: Rebels,’ if a new trilogy of stand-alone movies were to actually occur based on what we had seen in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story,’ it might be able to do a better job at showing what put him on the path of revenge once more.
Did you enjoy the inclusion of Darth Maul in ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’? Do you feel that it was shoehorned in or were the clues there the entire time? Share your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: Screen Rant