Colin Trevorrow Isn't Directing STAR WARS; Darth Maul Voice Actor ALSO Wants To Return

Colin Trevorrow Isn't Directing STAR WARS; Darth Maul Voice Actor ALSO Wants To Return

Less than a day after an old interview seemingly confirmed that Colin Trevorrow would be helming Star Wars: Episode VII, the director has made it clear that he will NOT be working on the film for Disney. Peter "Darth Maul" Serafinowicz also joins the long list of actors who want a role. Check it out!

It seems that we've moved on from director's saying they want to helm Star Wars: Episode VII to them now categorically denying their involvement with the project. Safety Not Guaranteed's Colin Trevorrow seemed like one of the most likely choices out of all those so far connected to the Disney film, but after a video interview surfaced last night which seemed to confirm that he did indeed have the job, Trevorrow quickly took straight to his Twitter account to clear this up once and for all.

Meanwhile, Digital Spy caught up with Darth Maul voice actor Peter Serafinowicz to ask him for his thoughts on the plans for a new trilogy of movies. After expressing his disappointment with the prequels, he added: "I'm super-excited. I'd love to be involved in some way with it. I got to work with one of my all-time heroes. It just ended up being disappointing, because it was the most anticipated cultural event of my life - and many other people's lives. And particularly because I was so involved in it. Well, I wasn't really that involved in it - I say about four sentences in the whole thing!" It was of course Ray Park who played the now iconic Phantom Menace villain, and while Serafinowicz clearly isn't taking a return TOO seriously, how would you feel about Darth Maul being brought back somehow? Be sure to click on the link below to read the interview in full and sound off with your thoughts in the usual place!

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Preston - 11/19/2012, 10:20 AM

Come on Kathleen Kennedy, make it happen.
DaenerysTargaryen - 11/19/2012, 10:24 AM
Dammit! Why can't they just tell us whose directing this damn movie so this madness can end!?!
Optimus83 - 11/19/2012, 10:28 AM
Darth Maul in Star Wars Episode 7. ...¡¡¡Good!!!
spidey1994 - 11/19/2012, 10:29 AM
I would love to see Darth Maul come back, hell just make the story about Sith Lords who have been resurrected!
ManofSteel23 - 11/19/2012, 10:31 AM
I dont wana see maul back lol I just keep hoping I wake up one day and he has a bigger role in the phantom menace,but yeah,I'm STILL trying to process that there is going to be more star wars films in my life time! I always thought that one day the whole saga would be remade for my great great great grandkids!
Newbus - 11/19/2012, 10:32 AM
Spielberg has already turned it down.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 11/19/2012, 10:37 AM
@ClaireLannister2016 - Well, it's easy....They want to drive us fans crazy as hell.

But I'm sure that won't happen.............yet.

Funsize - 11/19/2012, 10:38 AM
Hope they find someone soon cuz this is getting old. Darth Maul would be really cool though.
jimpinto24 - 11/19/2012, 10:38 AM
Like I said before, Peter Jackson would be a perfect choice to helm Star Wars Episode 7. Peter Jackson is a great film director & a great stoyteller. Or J.J Abrams or Gary Ross. (Who understands characters)
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 11/19/2012, 10:40 AM
@Nomis - Bad@$$, dude. ;)

Hudson3D - 11/19/2012, 10:42 AM
My girlfriend has gone back to her ex.. I am so lonely. Please kill me.
caveman - 11/19/2012, 10:43 AM
I say a little prayer every night asking for Peter Jackson to direct.
Steve993 - 11/19/2012, 10:44 AM
People keep saying Darth Maul should come back. Clearly nobody watches cartoons anymore. It does make me wonder though if he was that upset about having very little to do in Episode I why didn't he come back to voice Maul in the Clone Wars in which he has a lot more to say and do. Don't get me wrong Sam Witwer is awesome as the character but if Maul's actor wanted more with the character you think he would have jumped at the chance to return as his character and having more to do as him. Just saying still interesting to hear though.
soberchimera - 11/19/2012, 10:44 AM
Hey I just want to let everyone know that I'm not directing Star Wars either.
soberchimera - 11/19/2012, 10:47 AM
Hudson3D - 11/19/2012, 10:51 AM
@ soberchimera... thanks bro.. I intend to start in about 30 minutes and stop in january.
AgentJ - 11/19/2012, 11:05 AM
Calling it now, Trevorrow is doing


Think about it
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 11/19/2012, 11:07 AM
@Hudson3D - Aahh, don't worry, bud. There are plenty of beautiful fishes in the sea waiting to be yours. Here...Lemme drink in your honor, dude.

Morbius - 11/19/2012, 11:08 AM
Another one bites the dust, dam he was my favorite choice too.
Steve993 - 11/19/2012, 11:11 AM
@AgentJ-I'm not the kind of guy who says stuff like this but if Back to the Future were to be remade I would get a pitchfork and fire stick and start burning things down. There are some things that should never ever be remade and that is one of them. Let us not think of that. Maybe he'll helm the new Godzilla or maybe a new unnanounced Superhero film or maybe something completely different. Just never say that again.
Hudson3D - 11/19/2012, 11:11 AM
@TheAmazingSpidey63..Thanks mate.
DukeAcureds - 11/19/2012, 11:15 AM
I love Pete in Spaced, that "Clever Boys..." line was well executed.
As far as Trevorrow is concerned, I'm calling it: He's directing Justice League.
It better not be a Howard remake. Not now that it's with Disney. As if Gerber wasn't pissed enough at the first one (which did at least adapt quite a bit of the comics), he'd come back from the dead to kill us all, if that happened. Besides, I know the film had it's faults, but who can't love it? It's cheesy '80s goodness. And I consider it cannon to the MCU, anyway, due to the fact that Joe Johnston did the ultralite plane sequence.
TheAmazingSpidey63 - 11/19/2012, 11:21 AM
@Hudson3D - No prob, bud. :)
gmckoy - 11/19/2012, 11:24 AM
i was getting worried for a minute
Mego - 11/19/2012, 11:34 AM
When I look at Colin Trevorrow's filmography, I see a director that's just not had the experience to ready him for working with so much CGI.
Not just anyone can manage the marriage of reality and CGI.
Look at this years horrible 'The Amazing Spider-Man' and you see what happens when a director gets in over his head.
The director needs experience with overseeing the development of fantasy designs and filming massive amounts of green screen shots while keeping it all real.

As for Peter "Darth Maul" Serafinowicz, he is no longer the voice of Darth Maul. That title belongs to an actor thats very popular at Lucasfilm these days and will likely be tapped for voice work and possibly more in the future Star Wars films. And that actor, the new voice of Darth Maul is....

AC1 - 11/19/2012, 11:34 AM
To be fair, Serafinowicz doesn't state that he wants to return as Darth Maul... he could easily have a cameo or minor role as another character, it's not exactly like casual audience members will even realize he voiced Maul, since he had so few lines and such a distinctive look.
AC1 - 11/19/2012, 11:43 AM
And I'd rather not see Maul return. If new Star Wars is going to work it needs to bring something new to the table, meaning no recycled characters, no recycled plots... hell, I don't even really want to see the Sith return.

I'd rather see perhaps the last remnants of the Galactic Empire try to conquer the New Republic. I mean, the film's are called Star Wars but I never really got the sense that a war was ever going on. It was always about Luke and Vader (and rightly so) but these new films are an opportunity to do something different, and while we obviously want (a) central character(s), it'd be cool and new for these films to show a proper war, Jedi vs Empire, now that both sides could be evenly matched (Prequels: Jedi + allies Outnumbered the badguys, Original: Empire outnumbered Jedi).
polarkyle - 11/19/2012, 11:43 AM
i know maul was brought back to life during the clone wars but he was killed yet again by obi wan. also I just hope the introduce a bunch of new sith lords cause some of the most powerful sith weren't even in the movies
Durango95 - 11/19/2012, 11:49 AM
Ugh man I hated Smallville. That show sucked so much ass.
Mulanzo - 11/19/2012, 12:04 PM
3720:1 ? I like those odds.

You can survive a night on Hoth with those odds. .... Though I have been wrong....from time to time...
Mulanzo - 11/19/2012, 12:07 PM
Or is that navigating an asteroid field..... I'm actually wrong more than I thought. :(
CoLest - 11/19/2012, 12:08 PM
Mulanzo - 11/19/2012, 12:17 PM
TREE24K - 11/19/2012, 1:06 PM
Bring back all the good villians from the dead
Darth Maul
Darth Vader
Boba Fett
General Grevious

That would be a bad ass movie
IronManny819 - 11/19/2012, 1:25 PM
Yeah, Darth Maul was sweet and I always like to see Ray Park find work, but let him stay dead, along with all the other villains. This is a new trilogy and it needs some new characters. With the exception of Luke, Han and Leia of course. And even at that, Idk if I'd want them as main characters.
Mego - 11/19/2012, 1:41 PM
Its going to be surreal when Luke has conversations with young Anakin, Qui Gon, possibly Windu.

But the greatest mystery in the story right now is did the Sith survive or will we see the emergence of an offshoot of the Sith?
And would a new group of Dark Jedi come from surviving Jedi, Sith, or someone else?
The original Episode 6 ending was bleaker with Han dead, Luke virtually an outcast and just wandering off into the desert as Leia struggled being a Queen. So it could be likely Luke and all practitioners of Jedi Arts are held responsible the Wars and the Empire and are unwelcome.
Metalvodka - 11/19/2012, 2:18 PM
Screw that bringing Maul back. I have an idea. What if the Emporer never died at the end of Jedi. He actually escaped the fall after being thrown by Vader down that shaft and used the force to save himself. Hence he then rebuilds the Sith.
Metalvodka - 11/19/2012, 2:19 PM
Oh yeah, and of course seeks revenge on the Skywalkers.
asdalhjljh - 11/19/2012, 2:26 PM
It's pretty clear that Colin will be helming Masters of the Universe. So let that be a lesson to those who speculate on nothing but a twitter post, and unfounded assumptions.
Steve993 - 11/19/2012, 2:43 PM
@Metalvodka-We already had something like that in the 90s that was crap. They called it Dark Empire. The only good thing to come out of it was the Return of Boba Fett to the franchise. Also people clearly have not been paying attention to what I've been saying. As of right now on Star Wars: The Clone Wars Maul is alive. Sure he'll no doubt be killed again apparently he and Savage his brother will fight Sidious in new season but for now he is alive so don't think of new weird ways to ressurect him yet.
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