Star Wars Darth Maul actor releases Sith images just before Obi-Wan filming starts

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Darth Maul may have been chopped in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi in The Phantom Menace but all Star Wars fans know that the Sith Lord somehow survived. He was seen again on the big screen at the very end of Solo: A Star Wars Story, raising hopes that a sequel would further explore his role at the heart of the galactic criminal underbelly. Unfortunately, the movie’s box office failure seemed to signal the live-action end of the distinctive Zabrak villain. Until now.

Darth Maul’s survival after being bisected was explored in the comics and then the animated Star Wars Clone Wars and Rebels series.

His body was dumped on the scrap heaps of Lotho Minor where he was sustained by his hatred of Obi-Wan and a diet of vermin. He lost his mind but gained robot legs before clawing his way to the top of the Crimson Dawn criminal empire.

It has long been rumoured that he will be the main villain of the upcoming Obi-Wan Disney Plus show and now Park has posted a series of images on his social media.

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Park has always played the instantly recognisable character on screen, bringing his fight and stunt skills to the role – but his voice was dubbed by other actors in both The Phantom Menace and Solo.

Despite that, the Star Wars icon has recently been very ‘vocal’ on Instagram.

He has posted a series of images, tagging the first that he was in Tatooine three days ago. It showed his character’s latex head mask before the distinctive red and black make up is applied.

Park wrote: “Meet me on Dathomir. Sith life!” 

Maul, of course, was born on Dathomir, a planet which radiated dark energies. He was the son Mother Talzin, the leader of the dark magic-wielding Nightsisters. 

Since then, Park has posted two more teasers for fans, the final one showing him in make-up for his iconic character.

The second post showed Park in regular clothes logged in to the ‘Sith Temple’ with the tagline: “Good, The Power Of The Dark Side Feels!”

Before anyone took it a clear confirmation he was back as Darth Maul, he added: “According to Darth Yoda on my tee.”

The third was even more explicit in imagery, showing him transforming into the Sith Lord and simply saying: “The Rule of Two. Have a wonderful day! SITH RULE!”

The Rule of Two is the accepted wisdom that only two Sith Lords can ever exist at any time, a master and an apprentice.

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So far, much about the Obi-Wan series remains shrouded in mystery.

However, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy said: “Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 years after the dramatic events in Revenge of the Sith where he faced his greatest defeat: The downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

“Our fans will be thrilled that Hayden will be returning in the role of Darth Vader. This will be the re-match of the century.”

Is Park somehow hinting that Darth Maul will be the other Sith, to complete the Rule of Two?

After surprisingly mixed responses to the Sequel Trilogy and Solo, Disney is pinning its franchise hopes on a tantalising new array of shows and movies to follow on from the critical and fan smash Mandalorian.

Obi-Wan is projected to be a six-part series with Ewan McGregor, Christensen and quite possibly Park.

The Andor series will bring back Diego Luna as Rogie One hero Cassian Andor and a series based around Lando Calrissian is in production.

There will be two Mandalorian spin-off series, including one featuring Rosario Dawson’s fan-favorite character Ahsoka Tano.

The Acolyte is billed as “a mystery-thriller that will take the audience into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era” while Wonder Woman director Patty Jenkins will helm a new standalone movie Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, about the daredevil Resistance pilots.

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