When it comes to the Star Wars Prequels, most fans of the franchise would rather forget that the missteps ever existed in the first place. Unfortunately, until science catches up with science fiction, the ability to completely erase Episodes I-III from your mind isn’t possible. Still, it wasn’t ALL bad. One of the few aspects that the films (well, at least The Phantom Menace) got completely right was the awesomely badass Sith Lord, Darth Maul. The only real issue with the scary-as-hell assassin is the amount of screen time that he received or, more to the point, the screen time he did NOT receive. Well, thanks to a new fan made film, fans of the dark character can now revel in over 17 minutes of Maul-ness. (more…)
When Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace came out, despite your feelings about the film, there was one thing we could all agree on: Darth Maul was awesome! Why? Because he had a double-edged lightsaber, yo! Too simplistic? Maybe, but it looks like in the new animated series Star Wars: Rebels, the creators are upping the game by giving the villainous Inquisitor not just a lightsaber, and not just a double-lightsaber, but a spinning double-lightsaber. Taking bad ass to a whole new level, the blow clip introduces The Inquisitor (voiced by Jason Isaacs) and and his twirling weapon of hot death. (more…)
Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org. (more…)
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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House Lannister of Casterly Rock might be one of the Great Houses of Westeros, but they don’t hold a candle to Mario and the House of Nintendo’s throne of game consoles. Aaron Jasinski made this beautiful parody piece of the original Game of Thrones promotional pic, we can’t wait to see him do a painting of Kirby in full Tyrion armor slapping Joffrey like a bitch. [Janinski Art]
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If you haven’t been watching Star Wars: The Clone Wars and this Season 5 trailer doesn’t convince you it’s time to catch up, then you’re a lost cause. I’ve been saying this for years, Clone Wars is the best Star Wars we’ve had since Jedi. Forget everything you knew about those prequels because Clone Wars will blow your mind with its engaging plot, well developed characters, and kick-ass action. And now that Darth Maul and Savage Oppress have teamed up to be the badass bros of the Sith I think we’re in for one spectacular season. Check out the trailer below,
Death Watch. Sith Bros. Anakin not being a whiny lil’ bitch! What’s not to love? Plus, if you thought Ahsoka was just an annoying kid in the Clone Wars movie, well, she’s grown up. Grown up to kick ass, that’s what!
Star Wars: The Clone Wars returns this fall on Cartoon Network.
Source: Coming Soon
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Every day the internet produces an astounding amount of goodies and gems. Most hilarious, some amusing, but all worth at least a few seconds of your time. We here at Nerd Bastards try to bring you the best bits of news and nerdery the webz has to offer, with a bit of snark thrown in. But sometimes not everything makes the cut. Monday through Friday we’ll be bringing you our inbox leftovers, our forgotten bookmarks, the nerdy bits that simply slipped through the cracks. You can submit items to Nerdy Bits by emailing us at email@example.com.
Above: Starting things off with Steven Moffat and Benedict Cumberbatch posing with “The Avengers” at Marvel Studios. Why? Because I can. Check out Comic Book Movie for more from their visit.
Sam Witwer Interview Part 1: The ‘Being Human’ Star Talks ‘Star Wars’ and Darabont’s ‘Walking Dead’ Exit
It’s hard to put my finger on it — the moment that I realized that Sam Witwer was really one of us — a nerd, a geek, a fan. Was it his hilarious Star Wars-centric voicemail greeting? The way he bemoaned his Being Human character’s use of vamp super speed or the way he passionately spoke to me about those who would deny Frank Darabont’s contribution to The Walking Dead? How about all of the above? Simply put, talking to Witwer was like talking to some guy you’re lined up next to while waiting to get into a Comic Con panel. The difference is he’s the guy who headlines those panels and he really doesn’t seem to be fazed by it.
In a wide-ranging, 2 part interview that touched on the above topics and The Clone Wars, The Muppets, the comic book superhero he wants to play, whether he would stay on Being Human if his castmates left, and the chances of him joining Darabont’s new series, L.A. Noir, Witwer came off as easygoing, affable and honest. A regular guy who doesn’t BS, an actor who is too excited by the work he does to come off as jaded.
Check out Part 1 today and look out for Part 2 tomorrow, only on NerdBastards.com.
Cartoon Network has been hyping the return of Darth Maul like crazy. He finally appeared in last week’s episode, and wha d’ya know, he’s crazy! Yup, while in isolation for years after somehow surviving his bisection at the end of Episode I, Maul has gone absolutely bonkers. When he was found by his brother, Savage Opress, the Sith was but a shell of his former self. And arachnid, for some reason, as he was sporting a spider-like lower half. Needless to say, it wasn’t what fans had imagined for the mighty Maul’s return.
Well, if you’re looking to see a Darth Maul returned to his former glory then you must tune in this week for the season finale of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. It’s all been leading to this, Darth Maul versus Obi-Wan, ROUND 2!
Check out an exclusive, and regrettably un-embeddable, clip at Entertainment Weekly.
Have you got chills? I sure do, this fight looks intense! And this is the Maul I was expecting, less deranged spider and more rage-filled ass-kicker. Who you got in this showdown? Maul or Obi-Wan? EW is actually holding a poll right now if you want to vote. But please, sound off in the comments with your pick.
Me? I really, really, really want to root for Maul because the guy’s got everything stacked against him. He’s supposed to be dead, he’s got no legs and he’s mad as hell, in more ways than one. But, I’m a lifelong Kenobi fangirl, and I’ve got to give it the Jedi. Besides, we know Obi-Wan will be in the later flicks, meaning if somebody’s gonna die here, it’s Maul. Again.
Maybe this time he’ll only lose his arms. Then he can come back again and tell us all how it’s only a flesh wound.
Star Wars: The Clone Wars airs this Friday at 8pm on Cartoon Network. And stay tuned, Nerd Bastards will be featuring an interview with the voice of Darth Maul, Sam Witwer very soon!
Source: Comic Book Movie
Everyone that this NerdBastard has ever talked to about the subject agrees that Darth Maul was a candle that burned out too quickly in the Star Wars Universe. Darth Maul’s one movie appearance never really satisfied fans Hunger to know more. Much like Bucky of Captain America, this NerdBastard never thought that anyone could pull off bringing this character back from the dead either . . . until now.
In this week’s episode entitled “Brothers” of “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” the dark warrior Savage Opress is on a quest to find his long-lost brother. Could Darth Maul truly be alive, after more than a decade since his gruesome bisection at the blade of Obi-Wan Kenobi? Savage voyages into the depths of a twisted planet to find whatever became of the fallen Sith Lord.
“Brothers” airs at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT Friday, March 9th on Cartoon Network.