Ray Park, the actor behind Darth Maul, has revealed that Ewan McGregor freaked out when he first saw Maul’s cameo in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
There is little question that the biggest shock of Solo: A Star Wars Story was the surprise cameo of the fan-favourite character Darth Maul, who hadn’t been seen on the big screen since 1999’s Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
Plenty of fans were freaking out in the audience when he showed up and apparently Ewan McGregor was one of them. McGregor, whose character Obi-Wan Kenobi seemingly slew Maul in Episode I, was watching the film with Maul actor Ray Park at the premiere and couldn’t contain himself.
Park told The Star Wars Show that McGregor was waving his arms around and grabbing Park as the scene played out: “But it was so nice for him to be like that with me, and to hear that reaction [to Maul] in a movie theater. I heard stories about it in ’99, where people were going crazy, so to sit there and experience that with my kids. And my son turned over to me and went, ‘Oh, this is the movie you’re doing?’ it was a thrill. I’m so grateful.”
Of course, there’s always a chance that Park’s Maul and McGregor’s Obi-Wan could appear together on screen again. While there’s been no updates on the rumoured Kenobi movie as of late (and Lucasfilm rumoured to have put its Anthology movie plans on hold for the time being), many fans of the two characters would surely love to see one last big screen meeting take place.
A new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Solo: A Star Wars Story features Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Tobias Beckett, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as L3-37, Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) as Qi’Ra, Thandie Newton (Westworld) as Val, Ian Kenny (Sing Street) as Rebolt, Harley Durst (Wonder Woman) as Moloch, Jon Favreau (Spider-Man: Homecoming) as Rio Durant, Paul Bettany (Avengers: Infinity War) as Dryden Vos and Warwick Davis (Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi) as Weazel.