Look, we know the Star Wars prequels get a lot of hate but – real talk here – there were a lot of really great ideas and characters and themes, it's just that the execution was really, really poor.
One of the biggest disappointments for many was Darth Maul; the Sith Lord made a lot of impact during a short amount of time before being chopped in half at the end of The Phantom Menace.
One person who wanted more Maul on the big-screen was Luke Skywalker himself, Mark Hamill.
"Darth Maul was just the coolest-looking," he said at Disney's D23 Expo, as quoted by Polygon. "I couldn't believe they disposed of him so quickly. I thought he would last through all three movies!"
True Star Wars fans will know that Maul did come back and have plenty of canonical adventures after Episode I, they just weren't live-action, taking place on the small screen rather than the big.
Warning: Spoilers for the Star Wars TV series The Clone Wars and Rebels to follow, if you haven't seen them (you should)
During the time frame between Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith, Darth Maul was found on a random planet with weird mechanical scorpion legs and having lost his sanity.
After being restored by Rita Repulsa from Power Rangers (yes, really, same voice actress), Maul and his brother Savage Opress go on rampage, clashing with the Jedi and, eventually, a very annoyed Darth Sidious in one of the series' best fight scenes:
After The Clone Wars was cancelled, Maul then turned up on Rebels, where he tried to manipulate protagonist Ezra Bridger into helping him locate his old nemesis: Obi-Wan Kenobi.
In a controversial scene, the old Jedi Master defeats Maul in seconds, comforting the former Sith as he finally passes away.
So, in hindsight, it's probably best that Maul got lots of character development over time rather than be done an injustice by the man who wrote and directed the "I don't like sand" scene.
The next Star Wars film to be released is The Last Jedi, on December 15. Watch a trailer below:
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