Here’s Why Fans Want a Maul Spin-Off, ‘Son of Dathomir’ Adaptation

by Jeremy Spirogis
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It’s no secret that The Clone Wars actually has an influence on Star Wars. What began off as a youngsters’ animated present on Cartoon Network has grown into a lot extra. One of the largest additions it gave to the franchise was the return of Maul, who Obi-Wan Kenobi lower in half in Episode I: The Phantom Menace. As followers know, it takes a lot to kill a Sith, apparently, and his return gave Obi-Wan loads of grief. But the previous Sith is undoubtedly a fan-favorite, and plenty of need to see extra of his story on display screen. 

Wax figures of 'Star Wars characters' Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul, and Qui-Gon Jinn on display at 'Star Wars At Madame Tussauds' in London, England.
Wax figures of ‘Star Wars characters’ Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Maul, and Qui-Gon Jinn on show at ‘Star Wars At Madame Tussauds’ in London, England | Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Maul has one of the vital advanced tales in ‘Star Wars’ canon

As said above, Maul was as soon as Darth Maul, apprentice to the Sith Lord Palpatine, or Darth Sidious. He was “killed” after he maimed Qui-Gon Jinn and ended up on the planet Lotho Minor and was then saved by his brother Savage Oppress. 

He needed revenge on the galaxy and needed energy which he felt he was cheated out of. So, due to this, he in the end went on a mission together with his brother to create a band of outlaws he managed and staged a coup on Mandalore. Death Watch, the terrorist Mandalore group was additionally part of this plan, so they might seem like good guys once they “saved” the planet. 

“Son of Dathomir” is an enormous arc for Maul that followers needed to see play out on ‘The Clone Wars’

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Maul then took over Death Watch and, by extension, Mandalore on the finish of Season 5. He’ll be again in an enormous means within the upcoming Season 7 of The Clone Wars on Disney+, however he was initially going to have extra of his story play out on the present.  

Before the favored collection was canceled in 2013, the final two seasons had been already written out. The entire level of the present was to bridge the top of Attack of the Clones, the Clone Wars, and Revenge of the Sith collectively and that covers a lot of floor. The “Son of Dathomir arc” begins after he’s captured by Sidious, which we see in “Lawless” in Season 5. It’s from the would-be scripts for the 2 canceled seasons that had been made into a comic book collection in 2014.

The arc confirmed how he escaped that, which incorporates Mother Talzin’s demise and included General Grievous and Count Dooku. Maul ultimately finally ends up again on Mandalore throughout the Siege of Mandalore, the place he has a significant duel with Ahsoka which you’ll see within the trailer for Season 7. 

Fans nonetheless actually need to see this arc on ‘The Clone Wars’ or in a spin-off

Even although there are solely 12 episodes within the remaining season and gained’t be capable of match within the “Son of Dathomir” arc (so far as we all know), followers had been actually hoping that Maul will get his time to shine. Reddit person u/obiwade wrote the comedian was an “glorious collection. Maul is such an incredible character. Really, this must be the ‘adult’ Star Wars trilogy.”

The Clone Wars most likely gained’t be capable of present the whole lot that occurs to Maul earlier than the Siege of Mandalore, which comes on the tail finish of the season. So, one other person, u/Darth-Joao-Jonas, stated, “They need to recap the events of the arc for sure. At very least give a mention in some way. After all, not everyone knows about the comic book.” Odds are there will be a recap of what Maul’s been as much as, however undoubtedly not “Son of Dathomir” in its entirety. 

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This does make a very good case to see “Son of Dathomir” as a spin-off. Solo: A Star Wars Story additionally added gas to this concept, due to Maul displaying up on the finish. Now, these happen a long time aside however it simply goes to indicate that Maul is such an essential character. A spin-off collection or film would probably be very properly obtained.

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