With yesterday’s announcement that all of the previously announced upcoming Star Wars films have been delayed by a year and the current postponement of The High Republic graphic novel publishing initiative, Star Wars fans need something to look forward to.
The Mandalorian Season 2 finished filming before pandemic-related production shutdowns, so it is still set for its original October Disney+ debut. Furthermore, the recent announcement of The Bad Batch animated series releasing in 2021 has given the Star Wars fan community something to look forward to.
Now, a report by TheDirect.com indicates that Darth Maul will be appearing in multiple Disney+ series over the next few years. The fan-favorite antagonist first appeared in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999), in which he defeats Qui-Gon Jinn in a lightsaber battle.
While nothing is certain, all evidence points to the Maul-centric show being about Crimson Dawn, the criminal group that was featured in 2018’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. The inclusion of Qi’ra leaves few other possibilities, giving fans the continuation of the story set up by Solo. Formerly Darth, now just Maul, the antagonist will have the opportunity to shine under the stars as he continues his path of destruction in the galaxy far, far away.