Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time!
Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Cover
Does Star Wars Have A Brain Trust?
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Colin Trevorrow Debuts New Jurassic World Poster
Just in time for Comic-Con...
Matthew McConaughey Could Be The Company Man
Circling a hot script
Idris Elba In Talks For Guy Ritchie's King Arthur Film
He could be Bedivere
Amy Ryan Joins Steven Spielberg's Cold War Thriller
Along with Eve Hewson and Billy Magnussen
Toy Story's New TV Special Has A Teaser Poster
Toy Story That Time Forgot roars in
Naomi Watts In Negotiations For Demolition
She's set to star with Jake Gyllenhaal
Cameron Crowe's New Film Moved To May 2015
Bradley Cooper, Emma Stone and co. will have to wait...
Michael Caine Joins The Last Witch Hunter
Starring with Vin Diesel and Rose Leslie
Check The Comic-Con Posters For The Expendables 3!
Feast your eyes on Grammer, Snipes, Crews and Statham!
The Imitation Game To Open The London Film Festival
And celebrates its Cumber-coup with a new trailer
Star Wars: Episode VII Plot Details Revealed?
Could these be the first clues to Abrams' plans?
Fifty Shades Of Grey Teaser Trailer Arrives Online
The full trailer will be with us on Thursday...
Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Spoiler Podcast Special - Matt Reeves
In-depth discussion of the simian blockbuster
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
YESTERDAY
Star Wars: Episode VII Plot Details Revealed?
Could these be the first clues to Abrams' plans?
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: Episode VII
18 December 2015
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Milius (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Side By Side (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D (2012)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Cartoon Network's Star Wars: The Clone Wars Will Conclude In Dark Horse Comics
Darth Maul achieves climax

09 January 2014  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: The Hollywood Reporter

submit to reddit

While there's been much Star Wars activity to get excited about in the wake of Disney's Lucasfilm acquisition, there have also been two casualties of the shake-up. The Cartoon Network saw its animated Clone Wars series cancelled before it reached its planned conclusion, while Dark Horse have lost their long-held licence to publish Star Wars comics, which will now, unsurprisingly, return to their long-ago home at Marvel. Deciding not to go quietly into the night, however, the two companies have joined forces for a last Star Wars hurrah: Dark Horse's final comics series will provide the Darth Maul-centred climax to TCN's abandoned Clone Wars.

Darth Maul made his comeback in The Clone Wars' fourth season, and was to be intergral to the finale. If you're interested in the plot machinations, Maul was found by his brother Savage Opress, post-Phantom Menace Kenobi bisection, living "in the depths of a ruined world as a shattered madman barely held together by dreams of vengeance". He now has robot legs.

"The story is important," says just-attached comic writer Jeremy Barlow. "It's an action-packed chapter in Darth Maul's continuing evolution as envisioned by George Lucas and built over several seasons. It's a shame that, due to the sudden cancellation, Lucasfilm wasn't able to film the final episodes of the series. Never ones to let a good story slip away, Dark Horse and the team at Lucasfilm saw an opportunity to save these teleplays from obsolescence and we're adapting them into a four-part miniseries called Darth Maul: Son of Dathomir."

Barlow, a prolific Dark Horse Star Wars alumnus who's also written RIPD and Kult, promises that the comic version won't be impenetrable to newcomers. "All you need to know is that Darth Maul has returned, that he’s really pissed off, and that his former master Darth Sidious is determined to put him back in the ground, permanently," he explains.

The mini-series will be published in May. In case you haven't heard, J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII is due in 2015.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

The Stag Trailer Stumbles Online
Pre-wedding hell
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Retraction please....
This is not true, a couple of sources including Dave Filoni himself put this ot bed last week.... More

Posted by DarthMaxxx at 10:55 on 13 January 2014 | Report This Post

Star Wars Episode VII: Wrath of Maul
Just get him back on the big screen already. More

Posted by Macavity at 15:17 on 09 January 2014 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Director Matt Reeves Spills Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes Secrets
What we learned from our Empire podcast spoiler special

Peter Fonda On Peter Fonda
The Hollywood legend relives his career highlights

Kevin Feige Talks Ant-Man, Guardians Of The Galaxy And Doctor Strange
The Marvel boss updates us on the state of his cinematic universe

Keith Carradine On Keith Carradine
'Television is really the place to go if you want to do anything of substance now.'

Video: Gary Oldman And Keri Russell Talk Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
Would you watch Carry On Up The Planet Of The Apes?

Director Charlie Siskel On Finding Vivian Maier: 'To Me, This Is A Great Detective Story'
The filmmaker discusses the process of unravelling the Maier mystery

Secret Cinema: Inside Story
The phenomenon’s creator, Fabien Riggall, gives us the skinny

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)