Darth Maul (or just Maul actually) made his return to Star Wars Rebels Season 3 this past weekend in ‘Visions and Voices’.  ComicBook.com sat down with Maul actor Sam Witwer to discuss the character’s motivations for season 3.

“He’s nearing 50. If he’s not smarter and wiser, then boy, he really hasn’t been doing anything. He’s been screwing up,” actor Sam Witwer, who portrays Maul on Rebels and before on Star Wars: The Clone Wars, told Comicbook.com. “He’s smarter than perhaps anyone knew. Darth Maul is a smart guy, he was trained quite well by Sidious with the intellectual threat rather than just the physical threat; going forward from there to meet Darth Maul later, he had to be even smarter than that because just the fact that he survives that 16 years with the Empire coming to power, he had to be even more careful than he was before.”

He goes on to say that, “Maul is actually a real threat, but at the same time, you’ve got Darth Vader, you have The Emperor, you have the resources of the Empire. Darth Maul is in dire straits.”

If you watched the mid-season finale of Star Wars Rebels Season 3, then you know that both Maul and the Rebels team are now searching for Obi-Wan Kenobi.  It seems that he is the key to destroying the Sith (for the Rebels) and the “answer” that Maul is looking for.

Check out the link at the bottom of the page as Sam Witwer talks Star Wars Rebels season 3 in greater detail.

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About Star Wars Rebels Season 3:

Having established a secret base on Atollon, the Ghost crew, now led by a more powerful Ezra, strengthens the rebel fleet by acquiring new resources and recruits eager to stand against the Empire. However, the Imperial efforts to eliminate the rebellion are now being led by the coldly analytical Grand Admiral Thrawn, whose strategic, tactical and cultural insights make him a threat unlike any they have faced before. In season three, Ezra and Sabine take on new roles and challenges as the rebels prepare for their biggest mission yet – a direct assault on the Empire.