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Red Hessian 10-14-2011 07:52 AM

Clone Wars plans to resurrect Darth Maul
 
http://www.starwars.com/news/darth_m...urns_2012.html

To quote a dear friend of mine: "I'm sickened and disgusted."

But am I surprised? Not a bit. With all the continuity changes this kind of thing's been a long time coming.

Your thoughts?

Alexrd 10-14-2011 07:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Red Hessian (Post 2793131)
Your thoughts?

I don't like it, but hey, it's EU tradition. Darth Maul is just one among many, like: Palpatine, Boba Fett, Durge, Ventress, etc... If people accepted all of them, why not accept Maul? If they didn't, then why even care?

Alkonium 10-14-2011 08:32 AM

In fairness, Darth Maul has been resurrected three time already. One of which was considered canon.

adamqd 10-14-2011 08:40 AM

when you tread in poodoo, whats a little bit more poodoo?

Taak Farst 10-14-2011 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Alkonium (Post 2793135)
In fairness, Darth Maul has been resurrected three time already. One of which was considered canon.

Am I missing something?

Alkonium 10-14-2011 11:48 AM

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Originally Posted by Taak Farst (Post 2793145)
Am I missing something?

http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth...unting_Obi-Wan
http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Darth...fe_after_death

Prime 10-14-2011 11:58 AM

Looks like everyone who thought he shouldn't have died in TPM get what they wanted.

Giant Graffiti 10-14-2011 01:24 PM

<from that link>

Savage Oppress?

And people thought that General Grievous was bad...

Alexrd 10-14-2011 01:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Gιygαs (Post 2793150)
And people thought that General Grievous was bad...

Way more interesting than Grievous, that's for sure.

Shem 10-14-2011 01:57 PM

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"The decision to continue Darth Maul's story was something that came directly from George, and we all agreed that his return needed to be unique, unexpected and revenge filled. We don't know what his outcome will be, and as a fan -- that's exciting."
That's funny because Lucas specifically stated he had him cut in half in order to make sure fans couldn't find a way to bring him back. That still didn't stop fans and it looks like it now didn't stop George.

adamqd 10-14-2011 01:59 PM

lets just retcon the OT and have Anakin use the force to re-grow his limbs and heal his burnt flesh, then we can CGI Hayden in to the 2017 special special edition

newbiemodder 10-14-2011 02:30 PM

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and it looks like it now didn't stop George.

Nothing stops George - $$$$$

It's kind of like your average daytime soap opera....no one ever really dies. Maybe he pulled a Voldemort and put a part of his essence in a holocron.

Prime 10-14-2011 02:39 PM

Sometimes I wonder how true all these "it came right from George" really are...

Red Hessian 10-14-2011 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by adamqd (Post 2793153)
lets just retcon the OT and have Anakin use the force to re-grow his limbs and heal his burnt flesh, then we can CGI Hayden in to the 2017 special special edition

Following the current trends and the way things are going in Star Wars, this sounds disturbingly possible.

Lynk Former 10-14-2011 03:34 PM

I don't see what the problem is... it's just more EU stuff... even if it did "come from George" my strict interpretation of Star Wars canon is if it's not in the 6 movies, it's not canon... therefore I'd only ever really get uppity over stuff that goes on with the 6 movies.

Clone Wars is Clone Wars, just a fun little side trip for folks who like Saturday morning toons, no biggie.

Alexrd 10-14-2011 04:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2793158)
I don't see what the problem is... it's just more EU stuff... even if it did "come from George" my strict interpretation of Star Wars canon is if it's not in the 6 movies, it's not canon... therefore I'd only ever really get uppity over stuff that goes on with the 6 movies.

I have a similar structure. Everything out of the 6 movies is secondary canon, where I can pick which stories belong to my personal canon.

jonathan7 10-14-2011 04:35 PM

Though I agree with both Lynk and Alexrd (I do something similar to you), doesn't change the fact its a monumentally crap idea. I'm not going to get stressy or anything over it, but still think its a bad idea.

Blix 10-14-2011 04:36 PM

It's pretty bad imo, but I haven't taken TCW series very seriously at all.

Trench 10-14-2011 04:48 PM

I would be fine with crap retcons if they didn't affect future merchandise. It's entropy at work! :swear:
What's next? Malak in a jar in ToR?
Palpatine fighting Cade Skywalker?
Ahsoka as Anakin's illegitimate half-sister?
Where will the line be drawn?

Blix 10-14-2011 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Trench (Post 2793163)
I would be fine with crap retcons if they didn't affect future merchandise. It's entropy at work! :swear:
What's next? Malak in a jar in ToR?
Palpatine fighting Cade Skywalker?
Ahsoka as Anakin's illegitimate half-sister?
Where will the line be drawn?

Sadly I can actually see GL giving the okay for those so long as there is credits - err money to be made :D

Lynk Former 10-14-2011 05:05 PM

@ j7: The majority of EU is monumentally crap.

Ctrl Alt Del 10-15-2011 12:27 AM

Is it really so hard to come up with something new? It doesn't even have to rock and it may even suck down the road, what would matter to me is that they'd actually have tried.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2793169)
@ j7: The majority of EU is monumentally crap.

Someone had to quote it for truth.

adamqd 10-15-2011 04:15 AM

The EU is awesome.

Lynk Former 10-15-2011 08:06 PM

Awesomely lame... but admittedly not as awesomely lame as the Star Trek EU lol. Now THAT is completely sad.

Astor 10-16-2011 05:30 AM

Meh. I never liked Darth Maul, but if this means he gets to die again, I'm happy with that.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Lynk Former (Post 2793275)
Awesomely lame... but admittedly not as awesomely lame as the Star Trek EU lol. Now THAT is completely sad.

But thankfully not considered as canon by the franchise itself. :p

Alexrd 10-16-2011 06:24 AM

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Originally Posted by Ctrl Alt Del (Post 2793192)
Is it really so hard to come up with something new?

Well, wether people like it or not, this is something new.

Ctrl Alt Del 10-16-2011 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Alexrd (Post 2793299)
Well, wether people like it or not, this is something new.

How is he ressurrecting again new? New in the Clone Wars series, perhaps.

Alexrd 10-16-2011 03:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Ctrl Alt Del (Post 2793318)
How is he ressurrecting again new? New in the Clone Wars series, perhaps.

New in the sense that nobody was expecting it.

Ping 10-16-2011 04:07 PM

I liked it better when he was only revived in the comics....

adamqd 10-16-2011 04:33 PM

yea me too, at least it was infinities time-line, or one shot comics not included in canon. Now Darth Maul survives being cut in half and falling down a mile deep shaft.

Maybe he is a Clone? that would be acceptable (crap, as I dislike cloning force sensitives) but more acceptable than surviving said fate.

Capibara 10-17-2011 03:42 AM

Caring about cannon/consistency in starwars = lol, 'nuff said.

Thanatos9t 10-17-2011 06:06 AM

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Originally Posted by adamqd (Post 2793325)
yea me too, at least it was infinities time-line, or one shot comics not included in canon. Now Darth Maul survives being cut in half and falling down a mile deep shaft.

Maybe he is a Clone? that would be acceptable (crap, as I dislike cloning force sensitives) but more acceptable than surviving said fate.

I don't think it is that unbelievable considering Luke fell down a similar shaft (possibly longer shaft) and survived:
http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/9...ywalkeresb.png

Q 10-17-2011 07:35 AM

Maul was chopped in two. You see his upper half bouncing off the side of the shaft as he falls.

****er should be dead. If he isn't, then that's just stupid.

Pho3nix 10-17-2011 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Thanatos9t (Post 2793368)
I don't think it is that unbelievable considering Luke fell down a similar shaft (possibly longer shaft)

My shaft is longer

Ctrl Alt Del 10-17-2011 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Pho3nix (Post 2793371)
My shaft is longer

That's a bit disturbing. :raise:

Shem 10-17-2011 09:16 AM

I'm actually looking forward to the explanation on how he's alive.

Thanatos9t 10-17-2011 09:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Pho3nix (Post 2793371)
My shaft is longer

Show spoiler

Q 10-17-2011 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Pho3nix (Post 2793371)
My shaft is longer

LOL

Kj°len 10-17-2011 11:42 AM

The shaft Luke fell down was more conical and had a sort of protective wind tunnel.
Also, George wants more Maul toys to sell. It will be the jewel of his TCW collection. Unfortunately fans are too weak to reject buying it and exerting their market power. Just like the new Blu-Ray releases.

Alexrd 10-17-2011 11:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Kj°len (Post 2793386)
It will be the jewel of his TCW collection. Unfortunately fans are too weak to reject buying it and exerting their market power. Just like the new Blu-Ray releases.

How is it being weak to buy something you like? Nobody is being obliged to do anything they don't want to.


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