Updated with BTS Video! Fantastic Star Wars Fan Film About Darth Maul

MaulJust before Darth Maul makes his debut on Star Wars: Rebels, we have this very well done fan film about the fan favorite character, made by Shawn Bu. Check it out…


From YouTube:

We worked incredibly hard on this film for almost 2 years! We always felt that Darth Maul should have had more screen time. So we wanted to create a film just for him with the best lightsaber fights we could do! This is not based on any books, comics etc. MAKING OF coming soon!




The lightsaber battles and the choreography are really awesome. I also liked that Maul had second thoughts before killing the young female Jedi at the and.


If you missed it, here’s another short film made by the same crew last year:




And the “Making of..” video:



Really well done. We look forward to some more lightsaber battles in the future.





And here’s the Behind the Scenes video of the film:




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147 thoughts on “Updated with BTS Video! Fantastic Star Wars Fan Film About Darth Maul

  • March 7, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    I thought this was wonderful! Really enjoyed…I think the studios could learn much from the fan films.

    • March 7, 2016 at 6:51 pm

      Nice fan fiction…….not!


      Why do certain fans think they are talented enough to make SW movies? Almost every SW fan film and idea for a SW movie has been downright terrible and just plain suck compared to anything that’s out there (with almost all of them lacking depth, magic, and story). These talentless hacks/posers just need to give it up!

      I’m so glad that studios don’t listen nor solicit movie ideas from fans (via polls, focus groups, etc) who act like armchair filmmakers but really just have over-inflated egos; otherwise, we’d end up with downright terrible movies that will turn out to be commercial flops and with extremely low Rotten Tomatoes scores.

      • March 7, 2016 at 9:14 pm

        there’s some good out there and this was one of them. And there are some things that the studios could learn from the small guys in regards to the thought process and direction of character. well done for a group of fans with a small budget.

        and who cares what Rotten Tomatoes scores are? That isn’t the basis of a good movie to begin with.

        • March 7, 2016 at 9:15 pm

          Aw, really? This guy rips your face off with an unwarranted verbal attack and you’re nice back to him?

          • March 7, 2016 at 9:31 pm

            All about tone and direction of attack.

          • March 9, 2016 at 7:16 am

            His was far more coarse and insulting than anything I ever leveled at you.


          • March 9, 2016 at 7:35 am

            Not directed fully at me as you did. So he gets a pass for his opinion.

          • March 10, 2016 at 2:33 pm

            That wasn’t directed fully at you?

          • March 10, 2016 at 3:59 pm

            man, you just really like to carry on…let it go. unlearn what you have learned.

          • March 10, 2016 at 10:16 pm

            Just saying, man. You took that like a liberal.

          • March 10, 2016 at 11:58 pm

            No, what I did is called deflection. You won’t learn those terms in a liberal college. But, they do teach about constant engagement grasshopper.

          • March 11, 2016 at 7:19 pm

            Was it the voting Trump remark that woke you up to how to use deflection instead of responding to every post to get the last word?

            Still haven’t heard you confirm or deny if that’s your intent.

          • March 11, 2016 at 10:27 pm

            As usual, you want the last word. Once again I disengage. Good luck with socialism.

          • March 11, 2016 at 11:13 pm

            Hey bro, you’re the one who attacked my political beliefs as if they were relevant to discussing Star Wars on a Star Wars forum.

            Still won’t admit that I was dead on about you being a Trump supporter and how your outward attitude fits that’s choice perfectly?

            Your failure to deny it has already answered the question, but don’t you have the conservative bluster to stand up for your beliefs which you obviously hold so dear, and admit that I was correct in your voting preference?

          • March 11, 2016 at 11:24 pm

            Lol, you really can’t stop or help yourself. Blahhhh, blahhhh, blahhhh

          • March 11, 2016 at 11:33 pm

            I find your lack of faith (in your beliefs and chosen candidate) disturbing.

          • March 11, 2016 at 11:45 pm

            It’s tough with you. You’re kind of special.

          • March 12, 2016 at 2:32 am

            Didn’t take long for you to devolve back into what you were when you came here. Disappointing, I had hope.

            Trump 2016. Because low info voters need someone too.

          • March 12, 2016 at 4:07 am

            Fixated???? Cause, you obviously can’t see when someone isn’t engaging you fully. All you continue with is your slight remarks. So you know…..just stop. This isn’t a contest. If you’re looking to match wits or debate, wrong forum.

            And btw…fishing for my political leanings will not payoff. So keep trying to insult a answer out of me.

          • March 12, 2016 at 4:59 am

            Who’s fishing? You already divested exactly what you were in your last little melt down when “disengaging” with me.

            You’re still here, posting. It’s good enough for me to return and throw another post your way. It must make your eyes itch to see I’ve written something once more, because I can’t see why you don’t just ignore me entirely if you don’t care to speak with me.

            And I’ve yet to toss out an insult. If you’re not a Trump supporter, why would you care if I insist those vote him are low info?

            Trump 2016: Because I feel better when he yells at people I don’t like.

          • March 12, 2016 at 6:29 am

            Please continue

          • March 12, 2016 at 2:06 pm

            Trump 2016: Because I blame liberals for everything. Even Star Wars arguments.

          • March 12, 2016 at 2:58 pm


          • March 12, 2016 at 4:34 pm

            No. If you reply I will always take the time to respond. It’s only polite.

          • March 12, 2016 at 4:38 pm

            Good manners son. Proud if you.

          • March 12, 2016 at 4:40 pm

            I’d say I learned from you Dad, but we both know that to be untrue.

          • March 12, 2016 at 5:21 pm

            As long as you’re learning grasshopper…it matters not.

      • March 7, 2016 at 9:59 pm

        There’s only one pretentious armchair film maker here dude. All i see is fans enjoying a harmless web short and some tool trying to spoil it.

        Regardless of what you think the short looks great for a free low budget web video. Calm down and go back to making your own films.

        • March 7, 2016 at 10:42 pm

          Nah, I’d rather let pros handle making the moving pictures (movies, TV shows, etc), which I’ll consume later on, rather than giving some amateur the time of day by giving them some time of my life in watching their small-time non-expertly-made product.

          Only tools here are the tools used to make movies 😉

      • March 7, 2016 at 10:44 pm

        You really must be fun at parties … Maybe you can donate your time to go around hospitals to cheer up cancer patients? :/

      • March 8, 2016 at 12:08 am

        “Other people are having harmless fun! HOW DARE THEY!!”

      • March 8, 2016 at 9:53 pm

        Wow. What crawled up your … and died?

  • March 7, 2016 at 6:04 pm

    That was quite good. Thanks for the post!

  • March 7, 2016 at 6:15 pm

    Wow! Truly well done! Awesome film! <3

  • March 7, 2016 at 6:18 pm

    I thought that this was really well done. The choreography especially was of much higher grade than I would have expected from a project like this.
    If I have one complaint it’s that the actual acting isn’t really really that spectacular, but it’s not a deal breaker of any sort.

  • March 7, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    That was a lot of fun. The Darth Maul actor was spot on. I liked the design of Jedi Master Shredder as well. 🙂

    • March 7, 2016 at 6:37 pm

      I agree with you there. The Darth Maul actor was perfect. The Emperor’s voice was good enough. The acting in general was pretty good.

      • March 8, 2016 at 12:07 am

        To be fair, they’re not native English speakers, so they’re line readings (which were done via DMR) could only really sound so good.

    • March 9, 2016 at 1:48 am

      I found this Maul to be boring. One trick. No passion. The Sith eyes mean nothing without the rage behind it. The Shredder jedi was the most interesting. The others were ok. Story was pretty weak imo, and I FF’ed over some parts. Some of the effects were great though. Nice work, but I found it to be a bit generic.

      • March 9, 2016 at 2:40 pm

        I meant mainly in terms of appearance on the Maul character. I wouldn’t go buy the blu ray or anything nor would I put it up for any awards surrounding the acting performances, but it was still a notable effort for the effects and choreography. The build up between the two apprentices at the end was a little unnecessarily lengthy with a pay off that didn’t match the anticipation, but it was pretty fun to watch and I applaud the effort.

      • March 12, 2016 at 12:39 am

        Dude. It’s a fan film! Still impressive though.

  • March 7, 2016 at 6:34 pm

    Great job indeed!

    Disney should offer these actors and filming staff a free weekend at Disneyland!

  • March 7, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    Ughhh! douche chills

  • March 7, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    The light saber battles were fantastic, but there wasn’t much character development. I could have done for less battles and maybe gotten to know who each character was a bit more. Overall… GREAT JOB!

    • March 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm

      There was no character development in The Phantom Menace either, yet Darth Maul is a great character for a duel shortfilm.

      • March 7, 2016 at 7:56 pm

        Says the obsessive and pretentious geek/nerd cinephile armchair filmmaker who acts and talks like an expert in making big budget blockbuster films but is really nothing but a poser.

        This is you by the way:

        • March 7, 2016 at 7:57 pm

          I love you too, but I don’t like The Phantom Menace.

          • March 7, 2016 at 8:03 pm

            You sound like some generic pop culture fan that’s just hopping on the bandwagon because it’s the “cool” and “trendy” thing to do (mostly due to the geek culture click-bait sites you read wanting their followers to do so) and aren’t really a true Star Wars fan.

            [anybody else that goes against any SW material out there by parroting and regurgitating hate is automatically labeled as such as well]

          • March 7, 2016 at 8:54 pm

            What a load of preposterous bull.

          • March 7, 2016 at 9:13 pm

            Episode I is not a good film. It’s actually probably my favorite in terms of “looking and feeling like a real movie” out of the three prequels, all of which were bad.

            That isn’t parroted or regurgitated. It’s my opinion, and also fact. They’re poor films. You’re allowed to like them, and defend them.

            But you can’t ever escape the reality that Lucas picked up and dropped the ball three times with those films.

            Also your response to Dani with the picture and strong language isn’t even near to warranted. There are other posters on these threads who are FAR more critical, pretentious, and offensive when posting their opinions and attacking others then Dani will ever be.

            Please see posts from Crankypants, Cw, and Snark.

          • March 7, 2016 at 9:30 pm

            And there you go again with your opinions (and you attempting to pass them off like some sort of fact but are really opinions still since art is subjective, NEVER objective). Also, Rotten tomatoes Scores and IMDb rankings say otherwise as well (if anything, they’re “mixed” to “mixed to positive” and far as reviews and fan reactions go, despite the distorted message that you haters like to send out since you engage in negationism; also IMDb lists all positive awards all three PT movies were nominated and/or won). Plus, haters are actually in the vocal and loud minority as various stats and data show (despite of what haters like to think).

            Oh, and I couldn’t care less was those three posers have to say as they’re nothing but pretentious armchair filmmakers who aren’t true SW fans either (like I called out that cow Dani).

            Do the whole world a favor and just stop trying to argue back with me. You’re just proving to me more and more irrational and delusional than you already are (just like the other haters). I’m done wasting my time talking to fake fans like you; it’s like talking to a wall where nothing will come out of this discussion and you haters are too stubborn to want to better understand something and instead go on rants and complaints like kids who throw temper tantrums because they didn’t get their way.

          • March 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm

            Please refrain from the insults. Your comment above to Dani has been deleted and was really uncalled for. This is meant to be a safe place for all SW fans to share their thoughts and opinions. It is also unreasonable and ignorant to call out people as “fake” Star Wars fans. They are fans indeed or they wouldn’t be here. Deal with it or move on. Your opinion will be respected as long as it follows the guidelines listed above the comment section, but you are on the verge of overstaying your welcome. Please make a better effort to keep this a fun and enjoyable place for everyone. Thank you.

          • March 7, 2016 at 10:20 pm

            Hard Case, I like your site but your should strongly consider moderating the comments section much better and not let haters get away with their PT hating comments.

            I’m sure you’re going to give me the “everyone is entitled to their opinion and criticisms” line but when it’s been 11+ years of the same tiring talking points (as if they’re going to convince someone to think differently by now), well, that’s just obsessive and sad behavior that they should’ve dropped, gotten over, and let go by now.

            I still hold the opinion that many haters are mainly generic pop culture fans that are coming on here due to SW being the “trendy” and “hip” thing at the moment but that’s just me (you’re free to disagree with me on that but those are my thoughts).

          • March 7, 2016 at 10:33 pm

            I agree that the negative prequel comments get old, but the point is that it’s offensive comments towards other users that won’t be tolerated. Users are free to disagree on whether or not they like a film, so yes I will use the “everyone is entitled to their opinion and criticisms” line here. Also, if someone has been a fan of Star Wars for just the last 10 minutes, they are welcomed here as a new fan of the property. Their late inclusion to the fan base or whether or not they will remain lifelong fans of the franchise after Star Wars is no longer “trendy” or “hip” doesn’t really matter to me. This is a site for all people who want to talk Star Wars. I see your point and respect your opinion, but just remember to keep cool with the insulting remarks and we’ll be good.

          • March 8, 2016 at 12:12 am

            Another thing too: these haters have not been playing nice over the last 11+ years, not only in their criticisms (which that in and of itself has gotten bad to where they got personal due to taking SW seriously) but also in ridiculing and being condescending towards those that like the PT simply because they can’t stand knowing that there are some people out in the world that like something they don’t (see Simon Pegg). Criticism is one thing but stepping over the line of respect to disrespect is another thing. Hence, this is the reason why I don’t feel that I should be nice in fighting back these haters. Some of the most loud and vocal haters weren’t so why should proponents play nice? I feel that nothing will be accomplished by “playing nice” with the haters; that in my book is called being a pacifist and nothing gets done by being one. Hence, this is why I feel that not being nice to haters is appropriate. You might disagree with me but to accomplish something, I feel that fighting fire with fire is the appropriate response.

            (what exactly do proponents want to accomplish? For haters to stop being mean and stop then from parroting and regurgitating the same tiring talking points over and over like that’s going to change the past or the future)

            Anyway, this is my opinion as to why I’m done playing nice with the haters.

          • March 8, 2016 at 8:09 am

            What, exactly, do you think you’ve accomplished here?

          • March 8, 2016 at 4:10 pm

            Gave his thumbs a good workout?

          • March 11, 2016 at 6:25 pm

            Your post would be helpful if you listed every time a PT hater told PT defenders to stop posting.

            Because, well, that’s what you’re advocating for PT haters.

          • March 8, 2016 at 12:06 am

            Yes, please make a rule that washes out any negative opinions about the PT, but allows hate like yours. That would be a good idea. *sarcasm*

          • March 8, 2016 at 3:40 am

            Hey! You stole AI’s handbook!

          • March 11, 2016 at 11:33 pm

            Ooo! I’m beginning to be referred to in random posts!

            This is brilliant, good to know I made an impact on you.

          • March 11, 2016 at 11:32 pm

            Alright. You’re a troll. And you get points for most epic troll ever here.

            But this just seals the deal. Shouldn’t have responded to the moderator, you could have kept people going with this line of BS for yearrrrrrs.

          • March 7, 2016 at 10:41 pm

            I gotta be honest here, youre the only one Im seeing throwing temper tantrums and acting “irrational and delusional” … You bow to the alter of George, we get it … but to call people fake fans all because they know what complete shit is when they see it in front of their very own eyes is the truly delusional part you speak of

          • March 8, 2016 at 3:38 am

            It’s just AI, and why I generally ignore him now – he whines and whines about opinionated people passing their opinions off as fact, and yet somehow manages to either miss the irony entirely, or do it with a straight face. Useless clod or epic troll – you be the judge.

          • March 11, 2016 at 11:30 pm

            You’re whining about my whining? How sweet.

            I know you read my posts, so you’re aware I don’t actually whine.

            As you say, I take those posts of opinionated people (not unlike yourself) passing their vaunted opinions (to themselves, at least) off as actual facts and then expose them for what they are. Be it a troll or just a seriously low info poster.

            Most of the people I do this with have no idea what the definition of irony is, let alone how to use it effectively in an internet forum about Star Wars news.

            I am both a useless clod AND an epic troll. But I only troll, trolls.

            You’re not always a troll. But you are pretty much always a “not nice” person. Edited per Moderator request.

          • March 9, 2016 at 7:12 am

            Congratulations man, I think you just took the title as King Troll here on the forums.

            The prequels are terrible films. I am a Star Wars fan, have been since I was a wee lad, and I have no problems admitting that those movies were poorly made, directed, acted, and put together. They’ve also aged terribly. It’s hilarious to see someone get this militant over them, but then again I don’t believe you mean a word you say. You’re just here to stir up trouble and inflict bad feelings on people to feel like a special little angel. But I digress.

            The prequels aren’t art. They’re just poorly made movies. So it isn’t subjective in the least. I don’t need a degree in film or 20 years in the business to be able to assess what kind of crap they are. I don’t want to watch them anymore; at all. I’d rather watch the animated Clone Wars series rather than the films they were based off.

            That’s telling, since I still watch Killer Klowns from Outer Space every couple of months.

            The people who dislike the prequels aren’t a vocal minority. If anything, they probably make up at least half the fan base. You know this, no matter what IMDB or Rotten Tomatoes indicates.

            But I don’t really care about that either. I don’t need other people to dislike the films with me in order to feel like my opinion of them is valid. It is. They’re truly God awful films made by an ingenue past his prime who has lost the delicate trail for the narrative thread he had followed in his youth. What more, he had no one to tell him “No, this is a terrible idea” and was instead surrounded by Yes Men who helped him create the schlock that is now a permanent of Star Wars lore.

            It’s over, I have the high ground.

          • March 7, 2016 at 9:52 pm

            Im with you dude. TPM feels more like a star wars movie to me than the other two.

            Id even go as far as to say its not a bad film. Its just an average film. If it didnt have to live up to being a star wars film it would just be a really cool action adventure movie.

          • March 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm

            lol, really.

          • March 8, 2016 at 12:05 am

            Hey, it’s the truth (and not trolling).

          • March 8, 2016 at 3:36 am

            Say my name three times in the mirror – I DARES you.

        • March 7, 2016 at 9:48 pm

          Do you think anyone is going to take you seriously when you post juvenile bullying replies?

          • March 7, 2016 at 9:50 pm

            Don’t care for your opinion on this. I’m just calling someone out who I don’t like at all one bit.

          • March 7, 2016 at 10:01 pm

            Then call them out, but don’t be a bully. Argue like a gentleman.

          • March 7, 2016 at 10:22 pm

            It’s pointless to argue with someone that is stubborn and harbors feelings of delusion and irrationality. It’s like talking to a wall where nothing will come out of the discussion due to the other person being set in their ways where instead of trying to better understand something, they continue to go on rants and complaints like a kid who throw temper tantrums because they didn’t get their way.

          • March 7, 2016 at 10:29 pm

            are you taking the piss? you must be right, the irony here is off the charts.

            I just read your whole comment as you telling me why I shouldn’t be arguing with you.

            1. You give star wars fans a bad name,

            2. I’m never commenting on this site again, and its because of you.

            Have a bad day.

      • March 7, 2016 at 7:59 pm

        You are making the assumption The Phantom Menace is a film.

        • March 7, 2016 at 9:46 pm

          It sure is. (How is it not?) I’m all for hating the prequels, But id prefer to watch the phantom menace over the other two any day.

          • March 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm

            Actually I go could either way. Sometimes I’ll post stuff like this to see what type of comments I get. As they say… “Live long and use the force Harry” Gandalf.

          • March 7, 2016 at 10:12 pm

            Oh right, so you’re a troll? Ive heard about you guys.

          • March 7, 2016 at 11:24 pm

            Well I only drag my knuckles and live under bridges on days that are spelled with a Y. 😉

          • March 7, 2016 at 11:25 pm

            at least your friendly, which is more than I can say for the general tone of active commenters on this site.

          • March 7, 2016 at 11:49 pm

            Thanks… We just have to remember at the end of the day it’s only images captured on celluloid, or nowadays a stream of zeros and ones.

          • March 8, 2016 at 12:03 am

            I liked Revenge the most.

          • March 11, 2016 at 6:23 pm


            I hate the PT, but TPM is probably the most watchable for me too. I can stand Jar Jar and Anakin in that way better than Padme-Anakin in the subsequent two, and boy is that saying a ton!

      • March 8, 2016 at 4:08 am

        He has no character because Lucas didn’t bother to give him one. He’s popular because looks like Satan and he can flip around with a double bladed lightsaber. That’s about it. We are given nothing apart from the fact that he is Sidious’ apprentice. And then he gets cut in half and killed. (in the context of the films)

        • March 8, 2016 at 11:16 am

          Actually I like the idea that his all presence is given by appearence, cause the guy is scary and the design is brave (I think for this character in particuñar is justified.. The Clone Wars did a great job expanding the character too .

      • March 8, 2016 at 7:52 pm

        LOL exactly!!

  • March 7, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Cue the “this is why Maul needs more screen time” people who instead trying to understand a story being told to them and why things occurred the way they occurred, continue to parrot and regurgitate the same rants and complains like kids that throw temper tantrums because they aren’t getting their way -_- (or better yet, like lovers who still can’t over their ex even years after breaking up with them). Oh, and the hypocrisy is real with these armchair filmmakers (*cough* Boba Fett situation *cough*).

    I leave you all with this, one of the best convincing reasonings and defenses I’ve ever read:

    • March 8, 2016 at 12:01 am

      Um…no. Why couldn’t he have survived TPM and then filled Count Dooku’s role in AotC and RotS? Stop making excuses for George, man. We all see through it.

      • March 8, 2016 at 12:34 am

        Yeah, no! This is about what you want and not accepting the story presented to you (simply because it doesn’t fit the movie that you made up in your mind); it’s about you and this odd sense of how things “should’ve been” rather than acting selfless and trying to better understand why a story is unfolding the way it is (and maybe perhaps appreciating it).

        This is what’s wrong with geek culture today: fans who act selfish and self-entitled and feel like they own movies/franchises and their respective characters – which they technically don’t since it’s someone else’s creation to begin with – and feel like they have a right to dictate how a movie is made. It’s fine if one doesn’t like a movie and whatnot, and it’s fine to have criticisms on something and voice your displeasure in a constructive fashion, but to act like it’s your right to tell a studio how to make a movie out of this misplaced sense of ownership (and blinded by nostalgia), to act like you have a right to force filmmakers to have this and that in the movie and if they don’t put it on there, you will try your best to make sure others feel the same way you do, that just goes too far and is just wrong. Yes, by all means, vote with your wallet as it’s your right but don’t act like you have a right to control other people’s wallets.

        It didn’t use to be this way either, but it’s become more evident in recent years. My guess is that a lot has to do with nostalgia (and this doesn’t just have to do with Star Wars but with other properties as well such as comic book characters for example). Here’s what I mean: many of the people in power right now, and many of the people who wield a lot of spending power today via disposable income, are part of Generation X. This generation is the one that grew up on comics back in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s and back then, when something was presented to you, you either enjoyed it or you didn’t, and if you didn’t, it was left at just that. But for those that did, this generation cherished it. However, as the old saying of “too much of a good thing is a bad thing” goes…

        • March 8, 2016 at 12:36 am

          All I see here is a rant. I still don’t see why Maul couldn’t have lived. Vader and Kylo did. So what’s wrong? Do you just hate people bad-mouthing King George?

          • March 8, 2016 at 1:16 am

            All I see here is someone not wanting to better understand story presentations (and by the way, Fett didn’t make it out alive either and had limited screen time as well *cough* hypocrisy *cough*; also, take a look at other franchises where a bad guy is killed off in each movie and you don’t hear their fans bitching about it endlessly). Furthermore, all I see here is someone not happy that they didn’t get something similar to the OT despite 1. seeing that the title was “the PHANTOM menace” and 2. GL being explicit that the PT was going to be different from the OT in terms of look and feel (he stated this before even before he started working on the PT; he was also clear that the trilogy was going to be about the rise of Anakin and his fall from grace in becoming Vader as well as being about the fall of the Republic and the Jedi Order and becoming an Empire. Why some fans ignored this is beyond me).

            We should probably stop arguing about this since it’s obvious this discussion is going to lead nowhere as one side (primarily yours) is stubbornly set in their ways.

          • March 8, 2016 at 2:10 am

            Okay bro, don’t get mad. I under stand that Maul that couldn’t live in TPM (the movie with the boy from Tatooine who meets an old guy that gets killed while he saves a pretty girl by blowing up a giant ball) because it needed to be original *cough* lame excuse.


          • March 11, 2016 at 11:25 pm

            George Lucas needs to better understand story presentations.

            True story.

        • March 8, 2016 at 8:20 am


        • March 11, 2016 at 11:24 pm

          Thanks for being the one who decides what’s right and wrong for us.

          We don’t like the film. Somewhere around half of Star Wars fans don’t care for them either, potentially more.

          50% is a failing grade.

          Just saying bro! But don’t let me continue to interrupt you being a Star Wars fascist! It’s pretty funny.

    • March 8, 2016 at 12:12 am

      Yeah sorry, no. Honestly though if we were to go down the path on what needed to be altered this would turn into a comment into a novel.

      • March 8, 2016 at 6:24 am


    • March 11, 2016 at 11:23 pm

      It’s a pretty crappy reasoning.

      He was wasted. And replaced with a character that no one liked (Until he was made much more interesting and threatening in an animated series, lol) and was then killed shortly after anyways, his existence having been largely pointless except to fill the vaunted apprentice slot for Sidious while Anakin became emo enough to go on full dark side.

      Vader is entirely submissive to Palpatine, for 20+ years. He doesn’t even begin to consider turning on the Emperor until Luke shows up and proves to be his son. THEN the man starts to consider his options.

      Until then, he just runs around being a bad ass because he’s told to.

      Maul was wasted, although not entirely so now, because at least his story was expanded in, again, a cartoon series that was better than the films you so laughingly protect as being “good”.

      • March 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

        Exactly. The only thing is that Maul is actually still alive by the time that Rebels comes around.

  • March 7, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Great fan film. One of the best i ve seen. The death of tha ninja Jedi was gruesome. but the right arm should have felt more earlier. What a terrible way to die.

  • March 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    well done, more of the same

  • March 7, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Best quality of effects and production I’ve seen in a fan film. The very beginning shot hooked me.

  • March 7, 2016 at 7:58 pm

    Couldn’t these people be sued by Lucasfilm/Disney for using a copyrighted character in their fan film? Yes, I know that these people aren’t trying to profit off it but I still believe that they’re operating outside of what U.S. Fair Use laws allow.

      • March 7, 2016 at 9:51 pm

        I know that, but fan films that use copyrighted characters?

        I feel that this is different territory.

        • March 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm

          They have a sound library that includes Chewie and Artoo, so I’m not sure where they draw the line in terms of using their characters. There have been plenty of Boba Fett fan films, though, so they must be okay with it.

        • March 8, 2016 at 7:26 am

          Eh, they would have to be real jerks to get riled up about a fan film that uses their characters, plenty of have done so in the past anyway, like so many, including ones that they have posted on their site. Now if the fan film in question were to have gratuitous violence, language or nudity, things that don’t fit in with Star Wars, then they might have a problem with it.

          • March 8, 2016 at 12:17 pm

            To put it lightly, neither one of you understand basic copyright law, all the things you describe and these fan films fall under fair use. Breaking copyright anyways implies that you are making money selling something that is copyrighted.

  • March 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    excellent work. hoping for a sequel??

  • March 7, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Not only well filmed and acted, but the idea is so simple but elegant – make this Darth Maul origin CANON now!!

  • March 7, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    Wonderful piece of art.

  • March 7, 2016 at 11:29 pm

    I’m kind of against a Maul solo film since I’m pretty sure Peter Serafinowiz would never come back to voice him and especially after going all Simon Pegg on the PT so it wouldn’t work unless he was silent the whole film. I think Ray Park would return but he’s starting to get a little old now himself and probably can’t move like he did in his 20’s though still in great shape.

  • March 7, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    This was epic on so many levels. Bravo to the people involved!

  • March 8, 2016 at 12:03 am

    That Making Of video is NOT for this short film, it’s for a different, much shorter one. Just look at its title and when it was posted. Sorry to be so testy about it, but I’ve seen like 12 different sites make the same (easily preventable and extremely stupid) mistake. Just check better next time. It took me only a few minutes to see that the two videos didn’t actually go together.

  • March 8, 2016 at 12:09 am

    Even threw in a little high noon showdown. I’m super picky… and I really don’t have anything bad to say about this.

  • March 8, 2016 at 2:10 am

    Usually not very fond of fan films..but this was very well done.

  • March 8, 2016 at 5:05 am

    Meh. I get bored with fan films that are little more than fancy lightsaber battles.

    • March 8, 2016 at 6:23 am

      Yeah. At the same time, it’s a lot harder to fit a story into 18 minutes than add some cool saber effects.

      • March 8, 2016 at 7:59 am

        not really, watch some short films.

    • March 8, 2016 at 11:09 am

      Same, if by fancy lightsaber battle you mean “respectful homage to Star Wars Kid”.

  • March 8, 2016 at 5:32 am

    Very nice! My only complaint is that there were no unguarded chasms without the benefit of safety rails for someone to fall into. 😉

    • March 11, 2016 at 5:15 pm

      I thought the intro “Minority Report” sphere of videos was weird too. It felt too overdone and awkward for the actor.

      Aside from that it was great.

  • March 8, 2016 at 10:42 am

    What an awesome fan film, I wish the Jedi chick would of lived to fight Maul again but it made sense that she died , one of the best action ones I have seen in a while, hats off to the makers of this.

    • March 8, 2016 at 10:50 am

      I think the idea is that Maul actually considered sparing her (or turning her?), but then he notices the camera drone and knows that Sidious is watching, so he has not choice but to finish her off.

      • March 8, 2016 at 10:53 am

        I hate it when hot Jedi chicks die

  • March 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    Awesome film but it got me thinking that the Dark Side is probably the way to go. He was kicking Jedi ass.

  • March 8, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    The acting was a bit of a lost opportunity, but overall the fight choreography and the cinematography are quite good. Props to the actors for having some believable fight moves.

  • March 8, 2016 at 4:38 pm

    this was really well done. awesome fight scenes and choreography. i wish maul talked a little bit more but thats not his style. the dual weilding jedi was bad ass. i want to see more like this. what happened to that boba fett fan film

  • March 8, 2016 at 7:53 pm

    Was very fun to watch!! Well done!! More original than TFA!!

    • March 9, 2016 at 12:37 am

      To be fair, that’s not hard when you story is
      “Some people fight. The end!”

    • March 11, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      I’m sorry, what was original about this film again? The knock off of Shaak-Ti? The Sub-Zero mask? The rip-off of Takodanna? The overused cgi sphere of data ripped off from Iron Man?
      Oh, wait.. I know what you think is original in this.. The knock-off of Rey gets her ass kicked. Yep. That’s what I thought.
      Original.. please…

      • March 14, 2016 at 8:49 pm

        Way better all this you described then a 3rd Death Star.

        • March 14, 2016 at 9:27 pm

          Actually, it’s the 7th “death star” too btw. You may have missed those giant space balls in the prequels. They also shoved that thing into the side of Hoth in Empire and renamed it “The Ion Cannon”. They painted it white so you probably thought it was “original”.

  • March 9, 2016 at 4:09 pm

    Yeah, so it is basically a 17 minute lightsaber battle. I appreciate the effort and it looks nice, but I really can’t watch these things. I am so glad for the new direction of Star Wars, because this just shows why the prequels didn’t satisfy. Nothing more than fancy choreography, no character development. Who are the Jedi? Why should we care?

    Watching Maul battle like six Jedi at once and seeing them twirl lightsabers in the background because it works with the choreography is rather cringe inducing. It is meant to be awesome, but I get bored after about a minute. Seen it all before. Sorry to come off snobby, because I couldn’t make a better looking movie… but Star Wars is about so much more than this. Glad Abrams and Kennedy get that.

    • March 11, 2016 at 5:41 pm

      Correction: you and a loud and vocal minority weren’t satisfied but whatever (not interested in getting into an argument with a purist about this at all mind you; plus, that’s besides the point).

      In any case, relax, this is just a simple fan film. Yeah, it may not be the greatest thing ever, and yes, it could be better, but all it is is just a showcase and a glimpse, that’s all. No need to get on your high horse and speak in a “pretentious geek/nerd cinephile armchair filmmaker” manner ;-/

      • March 11, 2016 at 7:13 pm

        Dude relax, he was about as non-antagonistic as possible with his response. If you aren’t the film maker why take such offense at valid criticism? If you are the film maker, why not respond with a little less anger and try to see where he’s coming from?

      • March 11, 2016 at 10:48 pm

        “Sorry to come off snobby, because I couldn’t make a better looking movie”

        Did you not hear that part?

  • March 11, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    Wtf when I see fan films I expect that they were made with a DSLR and 300 dollar steadicam. But this is made with freaking RED’s and Black Magic’s and dolly’s and stunt doubles!!!! Like if you have this kind of money to go to different country’s and get stunt doubles why not just make a real movie! Little perplexing to me but with that out of the way good job

  • March 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm

    Hey, look everybody! The first anthology film dropped early!

  • March 11, 2016 at 9:05 pm

    Why didn’t they use the correct lightsaber hilt for Maul? Did they run out of money for accurate props? LOL. Next to his tattoos (which aren’t accurate either btw), Maul’s lightsaber is like his most important trademark….you’d think they would have paid attention to the details and forked over extra money for a prop from Master Replicas or something.

  • March 12, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Holy Sith!
    I love it when a fan film like this one causes a disturbance in the force…

    Although Darth Maul may not have much influence at this point, I still think it caught Disney’s attention.
    Impressive overall.

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