This news comes to us via The Hollywood Reporter.
They revealed in an exclusive report that Ray Park, who originally played the character in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace, was expected to reprise as the character.
However, according to The Hollywood Reporter’s sources, the character was written out of the series.
Moreover, Ray Park was going to play Darth Maul again in the Kenobi series.
Why did they cut this Darth Maul scene from the Obi-Wan Kenobi series?
Reportedly, the Darth Maul scenes were cut from the show after there was an extensive overhaul to the show’s scripts.
These scripts rewrites also saw Darth Vader end up being added to the show.
It was also reported that the show’s first scripts were very, very dark.
Hossein Amini was the show’s original writer who worked with director Deborah Chow on the six-episode series.
It was reported that Kenobi’s preproduction was paused in early 2020 because Lucasfilm was unhappy with the scripts.
However, it sounds as though there was a little more to the story than Lucasfilm just being unhappy with the scripts.
They were also worried that Kenobi was covering similar ground that The Mandalorian series was going over.
In other words, the Kenobi series was also going to be a ‘the Lone Wolf and Cub-like story’.
Maul was going to be one of the show’s main villains who was hunting for Luke Skywalker.
Eventually, Joby Harold was hired as the show’s new writer.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is going to debut on Disney Plus on May 25th, 2022.
What do you make of this news?
Are you looking forward to seeing this Obi-Wan Kenobi series?
Are you also sad to hear that they cut a Darth Maul scene from the show?
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