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Learn additional and I can not assure you will not be hobbled by a fantastically good spoiler, stopping you from making the Kessel Run in lower than 12 parsecs.

Let's Discuss That Incredible Solo: A Star Wars Story Cameo!

On the finish of Solo: A Star Wars story, it is revealed Emilia Clarke‘s Q’ira has been in touch with fan favourite Star Wars villain, Darth Maul, performed as soon as once more by Ray Park. In case you’ve solely adopted the Star Wars motion pictures, your final reminiscence of Darth Maul was seeing him fall to his obvious demise after being sliced in two by Obi-Wan Kenobi on the finish of Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Let's Discuss That Incredible Solo: A Star Wars Story Cameo!

Nevertheless, if you happen to’ve watched the Star Wars: The Clone Wars collection, you’d know Darth Maul survived his combat with Obi-Wan. You’d additionally know he now has robotic metallic legs. Darth Maul is voiced by Sam Witwer, who additionally voiced him in Clone Wars. (FYI on the timeline, which can admittedly get confusing: The Clones Wars collection takes place between Episode 2: Assault of the Clones and Episode three: Revenge of the Sith. Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place a while after Episode three, however earlier than Episode four: A New Hope.)

Let's Discuss That Incredible Solo: A Star Wars Story Cameo!

Let's Discuss That Incredible Solo: A Star Wars Story Cameo!

Let's Discuss That Incredible Solo: A Star Wars Story Cameo!

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So what is going on on right here?

There’s not less than a three-year hole between after we first see Q’ira firstly of Solo and after we and Han meet up with her later within the movie. At first of the movie, each Q’ira and Han are introduced as younger, shiny eyed and hopeful, regardless of their not-too-favorable state of affairs as slaves to native gangsters. After she and Han reconnect on the yacht of Dryden Vos, the gangster performed by Paul Bettany, it is hinted that within the time since he’d final noticed her, she’s modified. In what method? Properly, we’re informed that she she’s performed issues Han would not perceive.

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Thanks, Q’ira. Your little secret kinda made the film for me. 


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At one level in the course of the movie, we get a glimpse of simply how far more succesful she’s grow to be. We see her take down a guard utilizing some type of hand-to-hand fight, however the scene is deliberately obstructed by a door, so we do not actually see how she does it. She mentions she’s discovered a little bit of Teras Kasi from Vos. Teras Kasi is a type of hand-to-hand fight that exists within the Star Wars universe. If it sounds acquainted, however you possibly can’t place it, you’ve got in all probability heard about it from this 1997 PlayStation sport, Star Wars: Masters of Teras Kasi.

Nevertheless, it isn’t till the tip of the film that we really get to see Q’ira in motion as she fights and fairly handily takes Vos out utilizing some spectacular hand-to-hand fight abilities. Afterward, we see her contact a hooded determine with a voice acquainted to anybody who’s watched Clone Wars. The determine revealed as Darth Maul.

Critically although, how’d she be taught to combat like that?

This is what I believe the story is. Darth Maul has been coaching Q’ira as his apprentice and has taught her Teras Kasi. (OK, about to briefly get deep within the nerdom weeds right here): Within the Prolonged Star Wars universe, which refers to books, comics and video video games Lucasfilm doesn’t acknowledge as canon, Maul was a practitioner of Teras Kasi, and whereas within the movie it isn’t explicitly said that he has something to do with the martial artwork, it could simply be assumed he handed on his abilities to Q’ira.

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As Star Wars names go, Dryden Vos is ok. It is high quality. 


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What now?

I was entertained by Solo, nevertheless it did not go away me with any nice want to see it once more anytime quickly. Nevertheless, the Q’ira reveal and Darth Maul look was an enormous shock for me and for certain was my favourite second within the movie.

I do not actually care what occurs subsequent with Han or Lando, however I can not wait to see the place they take Q’ira’s character. She proved herself fairly the combatant and a feminine Sith (if certainly that is what’s she’s in coaching to be) is not one thing we have seen on the large display screen earlier than. Hopefully we do not have to attend too lengthy to search out out what her subsequent transfer is. 

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