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Ray Park Wants to Get Back into the ‘Wars’

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There’s probably a long list of Star Wars characters people are anxious to see return to that galaxy far, far way, and Disney seems ready to give you what you want seeing as how they’re planning on about one Star Wars film per year as soon as the new trilogy kicks off in 2015. Amongst the obvious pickings are the roguish smuggler Han Solo, the bounty hunter Boba Fett and the Sith Lord Darth Maul, but only one of those so far has expressed his interest in returning for a new adventure. Guess which one.

Appearing at Wizard Con (and reported through MTV Geek), actor Ray Park expressed his extreme interest in returning to the Star Wars universe to play Darth Maul, a fan favorite character from Episode I: The Phantom Menace who got a, shall we say, unceremonious ejection from the narrative at the end of the film. To quote directly from Park:

“Just give me food and water, and I’m there.”

But would it be possible? Why not? Maul has appeared several times in Star Wars comics both pre- and post-death, in addition, the character was featured in an episode of the animated Star Wars: Clone Wars. For his part Park says that he wants his dual-bladed lightsaber back, but “with something a little bit spicy.” Park also says that he’d like to go shirtless, in order to show off some more of Maul’s elaborate body art.

No official word yet on whether or not a Maul film is, in fact, in the works, but given the character’s enduring popularity, and the cult status of Park himself, it’s probably definitely in the mix.

Source: Screen Rant

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