November 14, 2016


Marvel & 'Star Wars' Are Making a Darth Maul Comic Book

Can Darth Maul speak enough to fill his own comic book? According to Marvel, yes. The company will begin a miniseries about Darth Sidious' ill-fated apprentice in February 2017. USA Today reveals that writer Cullen Bunn (The Sixth Gun, Uncanny X-Men, Deadpool) and artist Luke Ross (Spider-Man, Gen13) are teaming to create an amalgam of the versions of Maul seen in 1999's Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace and the Clone Wars and Rebels animated TV shows.

The villain depicted in Marvel's comic—titled Darth Maul—will seek "the worst of the worst in the cosmic underworld to vent his frustration" with being barred from facing Jedi yet, as he's still early in his Sith training. “So a big part of the story is Darth Maul’s descent to the dark side and almost being tempted away from it," says Bunn.

A snag will hit the horned one when a Jedi Padawan called Eldra Kaitis enters the mix. "Maul seizes an opportunity to test his skills against a real Jedi but also maybe turn someone else to the dark side," USA Today teases.

If they're looking for any inspiration, this 18-minute fan film did the whole Darth Maul origin story thing pretty damned well—and has now been viewed 10.9 million times.

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