Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker director J.J. Abrams has revealed that he was left disappointed by the duel between Qui-Gon Jinn, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Darth Maul in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace owing to Maul’s swift exit from the Prequel Trilogy.
“It’s an incredible score,” Abrams told SiriusXM. “I remember the reason I didn’t love that was only because I remember the posters had advertised Darth Maul, the feeling of ‘Oh my god, here we go.’ Then he was over. And I know that in the extended universe he lived on with those spidery legs and everything but I will tell you that it was over too quickly, this character that I thought was here we go with the beginning of something that will take me somewhere. I just remember that when it ended I was like, ‘What?’ I mean, the scene is amazing, but…”
Abrams also went on to discuss his favourite scene from the Prequels, as Chancellor Palpatine recites The Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise to Anakin Skywalker in Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith.
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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is set for release on December 19th 2019 in the UK and December 20th 2019 in North America. Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker sees J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Macbeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), and Keri Russell (The Americans).