According to SlashFilm, he's coming back to life in the Clone Wars animated series.
The idea to bring back Maul came, unsurprisingly, from George Lucas. Clone Wars supervising director Dave Filoni addresses some obvious issues, or suggests what the show will begin to address when the character returns in Spring 2012:
"First of all, how does he survive getting cut in half? Plus, he fell! And also, don’t forget Obi-Wan Kenobi is still around, so I’m sure Maul wouldn’t be very happy with him…. [Maul has] suffered through a lot to keep himself alive and implemented the training of his master to do so."That makes zero sense. I know he was a fan favorite, but come on!
So it’s a comics-style revival, but one with a good old-fashioned Dark Side explanation. At this point, how can anyone get upset about the fate of any character introduced in the prequels? Let the kids enjoy the resurrection of Darth Maul.
In true George Lucas style I'm sure he'll say, "I always planned to have Darth Maul come back to life. I actually wrote ten seasons of the Clone Wars around the time I was writing Episode One and had it all plotted out."
Admittedly, it will be cool to have him back since his brother Savage Oppress just isn't cutting it.
Do you think Darth Maul should come back? How do you think he survived?
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