Since relaunching the Star Wars comic line a few years ago, Marvel has been digging into a whole lot of untold stories across the franchise canon. Now, Darth Maul is getting ready for his own solo run.
Fan films are a tricky business, and ones based on massive properties are even tougher to get right. But the team behind Darth Maul: Apprentice got it all right. Seriously, just go watch this right now.
Star Wars fans, take note: We're less than a week away from the premiere of The Clone Wars. Come Saturday, arguably the best, most nuanced take on Lucas' flagship franchise will be back on the air (eat your heart out long-rumored live action series).
Last month, we told you about a guy from Oregon who went all Darth Maul in the middle of Toys 'R' Us, swinging plastic lightsabers at customers and cops until he was arrested. Now the same guy is on his way to a brief jail stay, though sadly his crime is not listed as "Misuse of The Force."
You remember Darth Maul, don't you? That demon-faced Sith Lord with the double-bladed lightsaber who so memorably Phantom Menaced Ewan McGregor's Obi-Wan Kenobi and Liam Neeson's Qui-Gon Jinn ... until he got sliced in half by a Jedi intern? As the old saying goes, no one's really dead in science fiction.