Star Wars actor Ray Park teased a possible appearance of Darth Maul in Season 2 of The Mandalorian.
With Park staying close to the role of Darth Maul since his debut in 1999’s Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, his latest post is the latest in a number of cryptic nods to a role in The Mandalorian Season 2.
Posting on Instagram, Park shared a Sith logo and used the famous Mandalorian phrase: “This is the way.” While the comments section blew up with fans thinking Park will reprise his role as Maul for the upcoming second season, the 45-year-old hasn’t explained what it means.
Park suited up to play the sinister Sith in The Phantom Menace, and although Maul appeared to meet his maker at the hands of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Solo: A Star Wars Story pulled a twist directly out of the pages of the expanded universe. Maul was revealed as the head of Crimson Dawn in Ron Howard’s movie. More recently, Park provided the motion capture for Star Wars: The Clone Wars‘ duel between Ahsoka Tano and Maul.
The Sith logo follows a slew of Maul-related posts from Park. In December, he shared a photo of him in Maul makeup alongside the caption, “Meet me on Dathomir. SITH LIFE!” While this could’ve been in relation to his Clone Wars role, Maul’s whereabouts are currently unknown in the wide world of Star Wars.
Aliens actor Michael Biehn has joined Season 2 of The Mandalorian and there are reports that Rosario Dawson has been cast for the live-action debut of Tano. The first season of Jon Favreau’s Star Wars spinoff ended with Esposito’s Moff Gideon emerging from the wreckage of his TIE fighter wielding the mythical Darksaber. Given Maul’s ties to both Tano and the Darksaber, there’s been plenty of speculation about how he could fit into The Mandalorian Season 2.
Although the timeline matches up with an older version of Maul making an appearance, his apparent death in Star Wars Rebels – and the animated series being set before The Mandalorian – means it’s unclear how it would work. Elsewhere, a flashback featuring Maul could explain how Gideon came into possession of the Darksaber.
Created by Jon Favreau, The Mandalorian stars Pedro Pascal, Gina Carano, Carl Weathers, Giancarlo Esposito and Emily Swallow. Season 1 is streaming now on Disney+, with Season 2 slated to arrive in October.
Star Wars actor Ray Park teased a potential role in Season 2 of Jon Favreau's The Mandalorian.