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 Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Subscribe To Empire!
Get 12 issues from just £25
A perfect night in with EE
Win £200 to spend on the perfect night in
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
David Duchovny Reveals More X-Files Revival Details
Looks like Walter Skinner and CSM are headed back to screens
Anna Kendrick Set For Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates
She'll join the new Zac Efron comedy
Johnny Galecki Heads For Rings
Set for the new horror
Aaron Berg Drafted In To Re-Write G.I. Joe 3
From Section 6 to the special forces
Luke Grimes Cast In The Magnificent Seven
He'll appear alongside Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt and co. in the remake
New Straight Outta Compton Trailer Lands
It's a Dre Day (and everybody's got a poster too)
New Last Knights Trailer Stars Clive Owen And Morgan Freeman
'Only time will tell how we are remembered'
Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje And More Join Suicide Squad
Scott Eastwood and Karen Fukuhara aboard David Ayer's film
Zach Galifianakis Assembles Masterminds For Trailer
Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis smarten up
Marvel's Luke Cage Hits Netflix In 2016
And Cheo Hodari Coker will run the show
Jack Black's D-Train Trailer Rides Online
Black and James Marsden take the friendship test
Robert Z'Dar 1950-2015
Maniac Cop actor dies, aged 64
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
31 March 2015
New Trailer For Star Wars: The Force Awakens To Run With Avengers 2
Head to Star Wars Celebration to see it first
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
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


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
The Fast And Furious Franchise's 7 Most Insane Stunts
In ascending order of madness...

Empire's Fast & Furious 7 Review
We run the rule on the return of Toretto, Hobbs and co

Empire Meets Alison Brie
The Get Hard star on Ken Jeong, Toto and her favourite episode of Community

17 ‘What The?’ TV Cameos From Film Directors
From Spike Jonze as a music exec to Peter Bogdanovich as… himself?

Empire Meets Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
On A Second Chance, Game Of Thrones pranks and Headhunters' poo scene

The Secrets Behind 44 Classic Cinema Sound Effects
No really, the Ringwraiths are actually plastic cups...

The 30 Greatest Superhero Movies Of All Time
Empire readers pick their top super flicks

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get 12 Issues Of Empire For Only £25!

Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month!

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 12 issues of Empire for just £25!
Get exclusive subscriber-only covers each month 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  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)