First off I would like to thank the crew of the Star Wars Underworld for their Solo Reaction Podcast for inspiring this post.
Secondly, Solo: A Star Wars Story SPOILERS AHEAD! Do not read if you don’t want spoilers.
The SPOILERS start right after this sentence.
In the Podcast they talk about the Maul cameo and their thoughts on how it effects canon with the ‘Twin Suns’ episode of Star Wars: Rebels.
His role as the head of the Red Dawn Crime Syndicate, which based on the end of Clone Wars fits with his character and there’s at least seven years before he shows up in ‘Twilight of the Apprentice’ meaning about 16 years of stories to tell between Clone Wars and his death in Rebels.
My theory, rather than have the rumoured Kenobi film be solely about Obi-Wan on Tatooine but have the film be about BOTH Obi-Wan and Darth Maul.
The film is told through a series of flashbacks, the framing device, a live action version of their interaction in Twin Suns.
Have the film start before Revenge of the Sith with Obi-Wan, Anakin and Ahsoka on Mandalore repairing to take on Maul and the Shadow Collective (as should have happened according to Dave Filoni and Pablo Hidalgo from the Celebration 2016 Ahsoka Lives Panel) and let us see the events on Mandalore after Obi-Wan and Anakin leave.
Have them get older and have some adventures so to speak. Ahsoka and Maul could have an ongoing rivalry whilst Obi-Wan protects the Lars Homestead from Gangsters and Tusken Raiders.
We get to see how Maul lives and builds his new Crime Syndicate, Crimson Dawn and drawing the attention of The Emperor . We get to see more of Obi-Wan living on Tatooine.
We have a time jump and we see Maul’s life as a criminal overlord end at the hands of Darth Vader in an impressive duel which Maul barely survives and he slinks away to find a way to defeat Vader and finally get the revenge on Darth Sidious he desperately which leads him to be stranded on Malachor, hunted by Vader’s Inquisitors. A brief live action recreation of his exit from Twilight of the Apprentice and his location of the TIE Advanced Prototype he stole from the dead Inquisitors and then some of him on Tatooine searching for Obi-Wan.
And the director? Give it to Dave Filoni. The man deserves the opportunity to finish the stories he started in Clone Wars.
As I said, this was inspired by what I heard on a Podcast episode from The Star Wars Underworld and doubt it will happen this way but I like it, until the real Kenobi film happens (if it happens).
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