UPDATE 2! Rumor: Is Ray Park Involved With Star Wars 7?

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Rey-Phillip Santos, the person who posted a few days ago the picture with the mysterious creature tagged #darkside and who is listed on IMDb as an Episode VII production staff, shared another interesting image…

Possible SPOILERS!

(May 27, 2014)

This time Santos posted an image (above) with actor Ray Park who played Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace and is also famous for his acrobatic skills. The image is named “The Sith”.

The image is not new but could this be another hint at Park’s possible involvement with the movie? I’m not saying that Park will again play a Sith in Episode VII. Still, his possible appearance will not be surprising at all. He has great fighting and weapon wielding skills. Also he could very well play any character (from an alien to a regular human) in the movie or even they can use him as a stunt double.

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The Phantom Menace

For now take this one with a huge grain of salt but still have it in mind.

Thanks to @Slewnay for the heads up.

And ICYMI here’s the image Santos previously posted:


(May 28. 2014)

Here’s another image posted by the same guy:

It’s tagged “Stargate Atlantis” and it’s obviously from that movie where Santos is credited as a stunt performer. There is a slight resemblance between the two creatures. So is it possible that this guy is just looking for attention? Could be. Still he has many credits as an actor, choreographer, production assistant etc.


(May 30, 2014)   

Okay let’s put some more fuel to the fire. Now Rey-Phillip Santos has either deleted or made private his Instagram and Facebook accounts because you can no longer see the stunt video (you can still see it here) and the picture tagged darkside. Also his other photos (including the one with Ray Park) are removed. Here’s their previous location:


And his name is still listed on IMDb as an Episode 7 production staff. 

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While this new update kinda gives some credibility to the guy still take it with the usual amount of salt and treat it as a regular rumor. But have in mind that the darkside creature that Santos posted has a strong resemblance with Iain McCaig’s unused concept art of a Sith Witch from The Phantom Menace. Very often unused concepts from previous movies  are used in future installments. That might be the case here too.

More on that story you can find here!

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80 thoughts on “UPDATE 2! Rumor: Is Ray Park Involved With Star Wars 7?

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:17 am

    its from phantom menace its qui gon and darth maul

    • May 28, 2014 at 11:40 am

      They were just using a pic to show everyone who Ray Park is and what he can do.

    • May 28, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      Thanks for alerting everyone the pic is from episode 1. No one would have figured that out.

    • May 29, 2014 at 1:24 am

      Not like it doesn’t say “The Phantom Menace” under the picture or anything… The body of the article was related to the other pictures which have been posted recently.

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:39 am

    It’d be cool if Park got a cameo as a human Jedi. I’d be fine with that.

    Big Daddy Dave

  • May 28, 2014 at 11:40 am

    errrr… yes, but the article refers to the first picture

  • May 28, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    He also plays Snake Eyes in G.I.Joe
    Aren’t they filming 3rd movie now?

  • May 28, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    No keep this man away as far as possible.

  • May 28, 2014 at 1:34 pm

    That’s not even a remote rumor.

    • May 28, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Nah, forget that. I only want to visit one site. Just make it obvious whether something’s official news or a rumor.

    • May 28, 2014 at 2:10 pm

      LMAO. Don’t get between a hardcore fan and their crumbs, haha. 😛

    • May 28, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      This is a story about a few interesting photos posted by a guy who has many credits as production assistant and is listed as a production staff on Episode 7. Surely IMDb is not reliable but I think it’s worth mentioning. It’s not something that I made up. Jeez!

    • May 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

      The pic from yesterday was already far stretched, but kind of interesting and I guess worth a mention. The Ray Park thing is just hot air.

  • May 28, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    But since TCW is considered canon, we know that Maul is not dead, so there’s a possibility that he could return as well…. With his mechanical legs.

    • May 28, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      After spending 60 years where, in hiding? I don’t think so.

    • May 28, 2014 at 2:04 pm


    • May 28, 2014 at 2:37 pm

      I agree, his martial arts and weapons skills could be used for a variety of characters in the new movie.

    • May 28, 2014 at 3:49 pm

      Woah, woah, woah, woah, woah! There’s still plenty of meat on that bone! Now, you bring him back, throw him in a pot, add a sweet new costume, an amazing voice actor… baby, you got a stew going! |-D

    • May 31, 2014 at 9:19 am

      @Darth Whiffy – What makes you think that he’d be in hiding? In TCW, he travelled the galaxy gathering together various different criminal gangs and amalgamating them into a single force. So what’s to stop him from continuing and building his own empire elsewhere? Or even travelling to the next nearest galaxy (in hypersleep / stasis, presumably) and creating an empire there, to eventually come back and attack the Jedi / the remains of the Sidious’ empire? To involve another entire galaxy would open the SW universe up massively! Think of all the new races, technologies, back-stories, characters and factions it would bring in! Disney would be foolish not to consider it…. They would rake in billions for decades to come.

  • May 28, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    This guy is the new “SuperShadow”. Anyone who believes his shit is dumb, sorry.

    • May 28, 2014 at 2:09 pm


    • May 28, 2014 at 3:31 pm

      Who is’ this’ that you are referring to? Viral or the guy sending in the photos?

  • May 28, 2014 at 2:03 pm

    As much as I dislike the prequels, Ray Park deserves to return to Star Wars. It’s a shame he couldn’t also play Maul for Episodes II and III.

    I would love to see him return to VII as a brand new character. Do him justice this time! 😀

    • May 28, 2014 at 2:40 pm

      Why? He’s not that special to be honest

    • May 28, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Enough of this prequel hate. If Andy Serkis can be in Star Wars because of his motion capture experience, ray park has every right to be here too. (Quite frankly, Parks’ job is harder than Serkis’ job,)

    • May 28, 2014 at 3:42 pm

      You know what I meant, Jimm Needle. 😉

    • May 28, 2014 at 6:43 pm

      “If Andy Serkis can be in Star Wars because of his motion capture experience, ray park has every right to be here too.”
      Lmao what a load of crap. Hey guys an actor is in the film and he might be doing motion capture so Ray Park should be in the film too. .. There is literally no logic to that whatsoever.

  • May 28, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    It looks like a photo from the 90s.

  • May 28, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    that image Santos posted a few days ago looked like something to me and i think i just got my finger on it. It looks like one of the night sisters from Clone Wars.

    (sorry if someone has pointed this out already)

  • May 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm

    If this guy is an assistant on EP7 he should be fired. Abrams has strict rules. No cell phones no pics no leaking info. This guy has done all of this

    • May 28, 2014 at 11:04 pm

      Unless, Abrams has made this assistant throw us smoke screens. I mean really, this has kept us busy talking about Ray Park and some sketchy pictures that may have nothing to do with EP VII. It sounds like something Abrams would do.

    • May 31, 2014 at 1:45 am

      I’m convinced JJ Abram is using Rey and staff to post these as a distraction like he did with Lost, Cloverfield etc.

  • May 28, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    The two pictures he posted look like images of witches, or perhaps people possessed by demons (especially the latter which reminds me of the evil dead).
    Is this guy trying to hint it has something to do with SW7?

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    • May 30, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Knowing that it was most likely spam, or something unrelated to Star Wars, I looked up your ‘art’ on Etsy.


      It is an absolute insult to expect people to pay $100+ for badly drawn sketches with Star Wars lego glued to it.

      Again, wow.

      I’m all for artistic expression, don’t get me wrong, but this just bad.
      Bad bad bad.

  • May 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    “The creature looks like the one from the above picture.” No it doesn’t.

    • May 28, 2014 at 6:41 pm

      LOL I was thinking the same. A bit of a stretch to say the least honestly

  • May 28, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    The creature in the pic tagged “Stargate Atlantis” is from… Stargate Atlantis. Santos has a credit as stunt performer in the episode where that creature is from. Took two seconds for me to find it on IMDB. Come on, Viral.
    So that pic actually makes him more credible since it is of a creature he actually played.

    • May 28, 2014 at 5:42 pm

      Update: I did more looking around and that exact pic from SGA is elsewhere credited to a character played by Jewel Staite (aka Kaylee from Firefly). http://scifiandtvtalk.wordpress.com/2009/11/22/
      Either the guy is full of it and is misusing that pic, that pic is of him as a stunt performer for Jewel and the website assumed it was Jewel in the makeup, or he put up a pic of the character he stunted for.

    • May 28, 2014 at 7:37 pm

      Errr, I think the name Stargate Atlantis was enough for people to understand that it is from Stargate Atlantis… My point is that both creatures have a resemblance, at least for me. And I really can’t see anyone posting images from the movie and getting away with it. Most likely he’s just looking for attention.

    • May 28, 2014 at 7:49 pm

      The way you stated it made it seem that because he was posting an image marked “Stargate Atlantis” and it looks similar to the first pic (still don’t think it is that close) we should conclude “So probably this guy is just looking for attention.” Because you concluded from the picture that the guy is looking for attention, I thought that perhaps you didn’t know what Stargate Atlantis was and thought he was making something up on his own. Either way, the resemblance between the pics doesn’t mean anything as the SGA pic is professional. My point stands. Though I agree that Disney would not let this guy put up a pic like that.

    • May 29, 2014 at 5:02 am

      Santos is legit but somehow it got blown out where some fans SW fans confused it with SW when it was a acting role on Stargate years ago. If I were I would just remove those old photos or set it on private before he gets fired lol.

    • May 29, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      Who said the SGA pic was SW related? The first pic that this site posted was tagged #darkside by Santos. If you think the first pic is the same creature as the second one from SGA, it isn’t. Those are two different makeups and costumes. And if there is confusion, it is due to Santos posting an image like that tagged Dark Side while he is supposedly working on EP7.

  • May 28, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Now that´s really idiotic think, to mix cartoon with normal movies and call everything canon. To me the only canon will be always the movies, but never someone who “survived” from being cutting in half like Darth Maul…..I have no problem with Clone Wars…I´ll enjoy wathing it as a different – cartoon – star wars universe, never to be mixed with the more realistic movie stuff…..

    • May 28, 2014 at 5:48 pm

      That is your opinion, and you are entitled to it. Just as long as you understand that the creator of Star Wars determines his own canon and you realize that The Clone Wars IS official canon despite your opinion.
      And, just because it is animated doesn’t mean the stories can’t be in the same world as the movies.
      And why do you find it hard to believe Maul survived? Prosthetic limbs and half robot guys in walking iron lungs have been there since the beginning. This is a world of fantasy and space opera sci-fi.

  • May 28, 2014 at 5:43 pm

    The Ray Park Photo is 100% a Conventionphoto done by Froggys Photos.

    • May 29, 2014 at 5:05 am

      That’s not a convention photo thats from a scifi/stunt workshop in Canada with some well know actors who can do their own stunts. I remember seeing that exact same photo on Ray Park’s official FB before it disappeared with some other actors from the show Continum. Mostly B-list actors were there as guests.

    • May 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

      How recently did they disappear?

    • May 31, 2014 at 1:09 am

      Maybe Rey got a ceased gag order or got fired LOL! Or its not even him and some loser fan stoled all his photos and pretended to be him.

  • May 28, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    I just don´t worship every creator´s fart…..same happened with Smaug…there are so many worshipers of P. Jackson just because, long ago, he did a great trilogy….nobody´s perfect. And there are few who can say it loudly…

    • May 29, 2014 at 12:28 pm

      Who are you talking to?

    • May 30, 2014 at 4:23 pm

      Well put – I couldn’t agree more. Very insightfull.

  • May 29, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    I’d have to assume that last picture is actually from SG: Atlantis (I forget the name of the episode where they find that wraith girl being raised by a human) I don’t remember exactly what she looked like after taking the bug juice but it was something like that.

    • May 31, 2014 at 12:35 am

      I confirmed it with actress Jewel that he was her stunt double.

    • May 31, 2014 at 1:28 am

      Whose stunt double?

  • May 29, 2014 at 4:18 pm

    “I’d have to assume that last picture is actually from SG: Atlantis.”

    We already established that. And Santos was an extra on that episode according to IMDB.

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  • May 30, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Now that all of rey’s social media accounts have been deleted, I put more faith in the rumours. I definitely think the stunt video is real, although not so sure about the pic

    • May 31, 2014 at 12:33 am

      Samething happened to Daisy Ridley’s twitter. Either is for security reasons or the rumors are true.

    • May 31, 2014 at 1:07 am

      Stunt looks like its from a different movie. The photo seems more legit.

  • May 30, 2014 at 5:21 pm


  • May 30, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    It’s possible, but it could also be a stunt to distract us or something.

  • May 30, 2014 at 8:10 pm

    From the poor quality of the photography I’d say that first photo is a Froggy’s convention photo, where you have to fight off an angry mob of showerless fanboys at the end of the day to locate your photo strewn out all over a couple of folding tables!!!!!

    • May 30, 2014 at 10:31 pm


  • May 31, 2014 at 1:58 am

    I hope that Asian dude with the blue face isn’t in Star Wars, looks like a cheap horror Film.

  • May 31, 2014 at 2:18 am


    Dark Force Ghost Sidious instructing the half mechanical Marl on how to turn one of the Skywalker child would lead to a powerful apprentice for the Sith.

    And it would TOTALLY ROCK watching Luke Skywalker duel with Darth Maul!!!!!!!

    • May 31, 2014 at 7:02 am

      That would be COOL!

    • May 31, 2014 at 8:23 am

      Sixty-plus years after Episode I? Why not just make him a brand new villain?

  • June 4, 2014 at 2:36 am

    2) DIE

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