Darth Maul kicked some Jedi ass when we last saw him on the animated series Clone Wars and now he’s continuing his comeback looking even more intimidating in the new trailer for the fifth season of the series which seems to outdo the prequel films in many ways. In addition to the return of one of the saga’s most favorite, and poorly utilized villains, Mandalorian terrorist Pre Vizsla (voiced by Jon Favreau) is back looking for some vengeance of his own after Count Dooku decided to cut the killer loose after he failed to assassinate Obi-Wan Kenobi’s old love interest Duchess Satine. Armed with his kick-ass Darksaber, Vizsla isn’t going to go down without a fight. Honestly, this trailer might be the best thing from the Star Wars universe in a long time. Watch it after the jump!
Here’s the trailer originally from EW:
Personally I like the Clone Wars series more than the prequels because it gives us a chance to dive deeper into the Star Wars universe and explore some of the more abstract and lesser celebrated worlds, characters, and alien races. This is a series that is great for even the most hardcore fan, and the kids love it too. The action is top notch, the voice actors are superb, and George Lucas isn’t added silly little cutesy animals to his Stormtroopers in the balls. It’s a win-win for everyone. The fifth season premiere sometime this fall, but we’re betting on some kind of big sneak peek at Comic-Con this summer, so stay tuned to see if we catch anything in San Diego next month.