The Mandalorian Mix-Up Prevented Darth Maul Actor From Starring In The Series

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The Mandalorian almost saw Darth Maul actor, Sam Witwer star in the Disney Plus series.

However, a mistake prevented him from starring in the show.

Sam Witwer is a pretty well-know name among Star Wars fans.

He was the face of the main protagonist in the video game, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed.

He’s since made a name for himself as a voice actor in many of the Star Wars series.

Witwer’s probably most famous for being the voice of Darth Maul in the animated Star Wars shows.

He was also the voice of Darth Maul in the movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story.

So, it would have been a pretty big deal if Witwer got a starring role in The Mandalorian.

It turns out he almost got one, but a mix-up stopped him from getting cast in the role.

Darth Maul voice actor Sam Witwer was almost cast in The Mandalorian

Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace

Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace – Credit: Lucasfilm

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He revealed during an interview with SW Holocron that he was on a shortlist of actors to star in the show.

I got put on a shortlist on Mandalorian for some role and I thought maybe that was from Dave [Filoni], but then I found out it was actually from casting. Casting came up with the idea. The way they do it, I guess, is they put a bunch of people on a list and then the producers pick someone. So I relayed that to Dave, and I think it was awkward because I was saying ‘When I’m on the show’ and this and that. But what I was actually trying to say was I actually took myself off that list because I don’t want to mess with your show (Laughs).

Witwer then added that Filoni might have got the wrong end of the stick and thought he was actually demanding to be cast in the show.

I was trying to say that. I don’t want to mess with the show, nor do I want to take the risk that I’m wrong for the show and then you hire me because I’m your buddy. I was trying to say that but it came off wrong (Laughs). And there was this awkward silent moment. I think I need to text the guy and tell him that’s not what I meant! But what I meant to say was that if [Dave] had a need for me and there’s something I can do for you, you can tell me yourself. I’m not going to try to get in the way. That’s what I was trying to say. Because I don’t feel like Star Wars owes me a damn thing. Star Wars has been very good to me.

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