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It’s still hard to believe that Darth Maul only appeared in one Star Wars Movie. While many criticize The Phantom Menace as being the worst Star Wars movie of the bunch, nearly everyone is in agreement that Darth Maul is one of the cooler characters in the Star Wars Universe. His Rohrschach inspired face and dual lightsaber set up made for some amazing onscreen moments as well as off screen cosplay. This week, to the delight of many, Darth Maul was brought back into the Star Wars Universe by making an appearance on Disney Xd’s Star Wars Rebels. He and
A Very Impressive Female Darth Maul Cosplay »
- Nat Berman
When it comes to timing, Lucasfilm are the experts. They deftly coordinate their stories across countless different mediums – from comics to novels, from TV shows to movies. And with Darth Maul #2, they’ve yet again proved their skill.
Over the weekend, fans of Star Wars: Rebels finally saw the end of Darth Maul. We watched him successfully draw out his greatest nemesis, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and meet his end on the desert sands of Tatooine. Now, just a few days later, Marvel Comics invites us to step back in time to the dawning days of Darth Maul; to a time before The Phantom Menace, before the Clone Wars, before he was brought low by the manipulations of his former Master.
The story is a fascinating one, threading back to the subtle hints in Star Wars: Rebels that Palpatine betrayed the Sith as much as he did the Jedi. Darth »
- Tom Bacon
Speaking to Business Insider recently while promoting his new film Trainspotting 2, Ewan McGregor was asked whether we may see an Obi-Wan Kenobi Star Wars spin off movie. Talking about whether he had an interest of starring in such a movie, he said...
"Listen, I have been asked about it a lot, to the point where it looks a bit like I'm sort of touting for work,” said McGregor. “I’ve been very open to say I'd be happy to do it, if they want to do it"
The key phrase in the quote is "If they want to do it." While the Star Wars Prequel Movies were not everyone's cup of tea, as the Mr. Plinkett Reviews from Red Letter Media would tell you, there certainly were some bright spots in those films. The biggest of course was Ewan McGregor as Obi-Wan Kenobi. While his version of the character got »
- Tim Jousma
Darth Maul was introduced way back in 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, but since being killed by Obi-Wan Kenobi, the character has been brought back to the land of the living for both Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Wars Rebels.
In next week’s episode of the Disney Xd series, Maul will receive a long overdue rematch with Obi-Wan, but that very nearly never happened. In a new interview, Rebels executive producer Dave Filoni revealed that the iconic villain was going to be immediately killed off by Darth Vader upon his return in season 2.
“Originally, Maul perished in the season two finale where he returned. It was a one-off appearance. So originally in that episode you were gonna get Vader fighting Maul, Vader would have killed Maul, and then fought Ahsoka.”
That would have shaken Star Wars Rebels up in a big way, especially as Darth »
- Josh Wilding
As revealed in the midseason trailer [which you can watch here], the third season of Star Wars Rebels is set to deliver the long-awaited rematch between Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul – something fans have been keenly anticipated since it was revealed that Maul survived their encounter in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
The showdown is set to take place on the March 20th episode, titled ‘Twin Suns’, and a new promo has arrived online teasing the duel. Apologies for the poor quality…
Twin Suns: Reacting to a vision of Maul, Ezra defies Hera and Kanan to travel to a remote planet in hopes of stopping the former Sith Lord from carrying out his plans.
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Star Wars Rebels airs on Saturday nights on Disney Xd. »
- Gary Collinson
Newer fans might not realize this, but E.T. is officially part of the Star Wars canon. At least his extraterrestrial race is. And now, a fan theory claims to have proof that E.T. was a Jedi stranded far from home. This theory has been around for a little while, and you can't put too much weight behind these things. But it is fun to imagine that it might be true, as it doesn't really wreck or ruin the story in either the Star Wars franchise or E.T. itself.
Film School Rejects helps flush out this fan theory a little bit more, giving some definitive proof that E.T. might have once wielded a lightsaber before winding up on Earth with Elliot and his family. It's well know that E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial director Steven Spielberg and George Lucas are friends and collaboraters, having developed the Indiana Jones franchise together. And they often visit each others' sets. »
Going into all the madness surrounding Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we've got quite a few mysteries to figure out. Not only are we trying to unpack the meaning of "the last Jedi" and uncover the identity of Rey's parents, but we've also got one big question to answer on the dark side: who the hell is Supreme Leader Snoke? We came up with a few theories of our own, but we couldn't help but notice the kind of fodder elsewhere on the internet. That's when we happened upon one truly crazy theory: that Snoke is actually a villain we've seen before - Darth Maul. Let's go over how it could prove true. 1. Darth Maul Is Not Dead We all remember how Obi Wan Kenobi brutally cuts Darth Maul in half in The Phantom Menace and lets him fall to his death. It seems pretty definitive. But, well, Darth Maul »
- Ryan Roschke
A good villain can redeem even the shittiest of films. Just look at how Darth Maul almost single-handedly rescues The Phantom Menace from Jake Lloyd, or the joy that is Tom Hiddleston’s Loki in the middling Thor. A bad villain, on the other hand, can hinder an otherwise great film (Guardians Of The Galaxy comes to mind). With its new video, WhatCulture is more interested in the disasters that could’ve been. In “10 Terrible Early Drafts That Almost Ruined Iconic Villains,” a number of effective bad guys are explored in their embryonic states, when they had the potential to veer into absurdity.
The Alien series, it appears, was rife with unfortunate early approaches that included the casting of a dog as the monstrous four-legged Xenomorph in Alien 3 and a design scheme for Alien: Resurrection’s alien-human hybrid to sport a raw-looking, smooshed-together fusion of male and female ...
- Randall Colburn
It’s a Last Jedi heavy edition of The Week in Star Wars with our first look at some key characters, rumours on the first trailer and Finn’s role in the film, some Han Solo casting news, a look at Rogue One’s VFX, the fate of Jar Jar Binks and more…
Let’s kick things off with the official Star Wars Twitter feed sharing some packaging for September’s Force Friday toy release, which gave us our first look at Rey, Finn and Poe in Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Not only is Daisy Ridley sporting a new haircut, she’s front and centre of the marketing – which should make up for the #WheresRey backlash with Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Not only that, but Rian Johnson released a new image online that gave us our first look at the slightly altered designs for the Stormtroopers in the film. »
- Luke Owen
In the history of hated characters committed to the silver screen, Jar Jar Binks is most likely in everybody’s top five. The go-to worst thing about the Star Wars prequel trilogy, people’s hatred for the clumsy Gungan knows no bounds. Even his importance in the movies seemed diminished following his initial appearance in The Phantom Menace. Sure, he may have been the inadvertent driving force behind the Empire’s rise to power in Attack of the Clones, but by Revenge of the Sith, if you blinked you would have missed him. He hasn’t really been mentioned since the saga was restarted with The Force Awakens, but now we have a concrete answer to what became of him, thanks to the in canon Star Wars Aftermath: Empire’s End novel, due out on February 21st. The Star Wars Aftermath trilogy is something we recommend you crack open, as »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Tom White)
When Disney purchased all of Lucasfilm back in 2012, one of the things they needed to do was reset the very messy canon. Since they did that, there have been quite a few new novels, comic books and other such expanded universe goodness for Star Wars fans to enjoy. But so far, this content has yet to address one big, sore thumb: Jar Jar Binks. That all changes now, because the upcoming novel Star Wars: Aftermath - Empire's End finally gives us some answers and reveals the fate of the maligned Gungan.
Fair warning, this article contains spoilers for Star Wars: Aftermath - Empire's End. Chronologically speaking, we last saw Jar Jar Binks, as played by Ahmed Best, at Padme's funeral in Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith. But even with all of the Star Wars content that has been and exists in the time period after that movie, »
It looks like it’s time to close the book on Jar Jar Binks. Literally. The much-maligned comic relief character was shuffled into the margins after his debut in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, but he remains the poster child for why so many fans strongly dislike the prequel trilogy: he’s a tone-deaf, […]
The post What Happened to Jar Jar Binks? His Sad Fate Revealed appeared first on /Film. »
- Jacob Hall
**Spoilers for the book Star Wars: Aftermath: Empire's End** Take a look at any lists of the most despised fictional characters in all of creation and Jar Jar Binks is somewhere on that list. It’s been almost twenty years since he made his debut in The Phantom Menace, but fans are still throwing knives at pictures of him taped to their door. But aside from a few appearances we... Read More »
- Matt Rooney
Jar Jar Binks may very well be the most reviled character in Star Wars history, but chances are that you may still feel sorry for him after reading this. Following the events of The Phantom Menace, he showed up for Padme's funeral in Revenge of the Sith and in a few episodes of The Clone Wars. However, it's his role in Attack of the Clones which may be most noteworthy. It was there that as an interim Galactic Senator, he pushed for an act which ultimately weakened the Republic and helped the Empire take over the Galaxy. That wasn't missed by people either as newly released novel Star Wars Aftermath: Empire's End reveals what happened to Jar Jar in the new Star Wars canon since the end of the Expanded Universe. Set between the events of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens, the novel takes us to Naboo, »
‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’ (Courtesy: Lucasfilm)
By: Carson Blackwelder
Star Wars is one of the biggest — if not the biggest — franchises in film history and they have certainly left their mark on the Academy Awards. One of the most consistent categories these space operas have popped up in throughout the years is the best visual effects category, with only one of the films not making the cut between the ceremonies of 1978 and 2017 to varying success. Let’s take a look back at how well the eight installments have done in terms of wowing us with optic splendor.
We have to start with the most recent, just for the sake that it’s currently in contention. That brings us to the Gareth Edwards-directed Rogue One: A Star Wars Story which is nominated in for best visual effects alongside Deepwater Horizon, Doctor Strange, The Jungle Book, and Kubo and the Two Strings. »
- Carson Blackwelder
Following the news that Ben Affleck had stepped down as director of The Batman (thought to be replaced by Matt Reeves), a new rumour surfaced yesterday that Batfleck could be done with the Dceu all together. This is not the first time this has been rumoured, and this one has come from Collider’s John Campea (who is often on the money). “I’ve talked to three separate people, both in one way or another connected in some way to what’s going on at Warner Bros,” he said. “What all three have told me was that — nothing about whether the script was thrown out or whether they liked the script, nothing about the direction Matt Reeves is taking it, none of that — but one of the things that has come out of the conversation with all three is this. They’re telling me that Ben Affleck, make no mistake, »
- Luke Owen
Andrew Blair Feb 15, 2017
Readers of this site may have read last week's news that there's to be a new Star Wars spoof. This film comes from the team who brought us Date Movie, Epic Movie, and apparently something called The Starving Games which blissfully passed me by. Jason Friedberg and Aaron Selzer make relatively cheap movies that, despite critical maulings, tend to make money at the box office. When I worked at a cinema, an eleven year old boy went to see Meet The Spartans three times, proclaiming it the best film he had ever seen.
There has been many a droid in the long history of Star Wars but a new rumour suggests that the Han Solo movie will feature a female droid to accompany our heroes.
In what would be the first significant role for a female droid in the series’ history, Hollywood insider site, The Tracking Board, reports that Phoebe Waller-Bridge is to take on the part.
Of course Star Wars doesn’t always assign gender to its droids, but having one feature prominently in this picture will certainly change the dynamic.
Starring Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) in the leading role as the famous smuggler, the Han Solo film is directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord and also features Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, »
- Samuel Brace
Do droids have genders? Sure, human actors play many of the droid roles in the various Star Wars movies. And droids like K-2So and C-3Po have distinctly male voices. But are they sexual beings? That's a question fans have long pondered, and the answer may be revealed in next year's Han Solo: A Star Wars Story. A new report confirms that the second Anthology movie after Rogue One will be introducing the franchise's first female droid.
With its beeps and other electronic noises as a voice, R2-D2 has always been viewed as an asexual character in the Star Wars canon. When The Force Awakens was in the midst of production, reports seemingly concluded that Bb-8 was female. J.J. Abrams later confirmed that the droid was in fact 'male', though it has no sexual organs that we know of. Now, Meet the Movie Press is reporting that the main »
Will Yoda show up in the second Star Wars Anthology movie centered on Han Solo? It's entirely possible. And a meeting between Yoda and Han Solo was already supposed to have happened. Now, some are speculating that a deleted scene from the original Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith script, which came very close to shooting, may find its way back into the Han Solo: A Star Wars Story opening prologue.
Jar Jar Binks, Midi-chlorian and the tortured 'Noooooo!' that Darth Vader moans at the end of Revenge of the Sith are the top three most hated things about the prequels. But there's one moment that fans don't even want to admit is real. Rather, they forget about it and pretend it never happened. That scene has Yoda calling Chewbacca an 'old friend'. Yes, Yoda and Chewbacca are besties, and they have been for years. And thanks to George Lucas, »
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