It’s been made clear that everything that’s officially canon in Star Wars, counts. Everything counts. Not watching or reading something can leave you with questions when something major happens in a movie. This time? It’s Darth Maul’s return. If you’ve never seen the Clone Wars TV show, watch it. If you have seen the Clone Wars TV show, watch it again. In the Clone Wars, Darth Maul was brought back to be this deranged and delirious villain who has one thing on his mind, Obi Wan Kenobi.
Darth Maul worked his way to the top to become a crime lord just to get close to Obi Wan and it worked. Darth Maul was behind many crime organizations and events especially the Black Sun. When I had seen Maul in Solo as the guy behind Crimson Dawn I really wasn’t surprised. He has a track record of being a crime lord. I think it’s worth watching or rewatching the Clone Wars because they’re using that material for the new films. Maybe you’ll even find little details that you thought they would never use for these films.
With the news that a Obi Wan-Kenobi film is in the works don’t be surprised if you see moments we’ve already seen on Clone Wars and Rebels. You can still find The Clone Wars on Netflix and Rebels on Disney XD.