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Jedi, beware: Ray Park isn’t done mauling the Star Wars universe.
The Phantom Menace actor recently opened up on a variety of topics, including his experience with his most iconic character to date: Darth Maul, the tattooed Sith who ended Qui-Gon Jinn’s life and immediately paid the consequences by a swift lightsaber to the gut from Obi-Wan Kenobi. Asked if he wants another crack at bringing Maul to life in J.J. Abrams’ forthcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, Park told MTV Geek, “Just give me food and water and I’m there.”
Park added that in terms of weaponry, he would want Maul to return “with something a little bit spicy,” like two double-bladed lightsabers instead of just the one.
Even if a Maul resurrection doesn’t seem particularly likely for the future of Abrams’ Star Wars, Park has a better chance at bringing one of his famous characters back to the big-screen: Snake-Eyes in G.I. Joe 3. But even then, there’s no guaranteeing his return as the silent ninja, with the actor saying “nothing’s ever safe” in the movie business.
“I’m sitting here all day today going, ‘Please ask me back for the third one,'” he said. “I really hope they ask me back.”