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Star Wars: Darth Maul actor HITS BACK at trolls in fiery rant after Solo backlash

Star Wars: Darth Maul actor HITS BACK at trolls in fiery rant after Solo backlash
10 Sep
12:05

The star, who played Darth Maul for the second time in the recent spin-off, has seemingly been targeted by some on the internet making cruel comments about his appearance.

This morning he has taken to Instagram to speak out, putting those abusing him firmly in their place.

“Not that I NEED TO JUSTIFY THIS! I worked my butt off to play Maul in Solo even though I knew I had no action to do,” he said. “I do take my character very SERIOUSLY.

“Seen a few fatty comments out there. Lol. Which I find very funny as hell.

“I really don’t care. I know there are a few people that have no clue what I do, or how it works.

“Please remember I was 22 on Ep1 training 15hrs a day. For Solo I was getting a good 3-4 hours in of training with a serious hip injury, I had been suffering from for a few years which prevented me from doing a lot of what I love with my workouts.

“And…. the makeup had a different aged effect and purpose which I’m not going into.”

The actor attached a handful of photos showing him doing impressive training exercises.

Darth Maul’s appearance was one of the big shocks of Solo, although unfortunately the film was overshadowed by its disappointing box office performance.

In a huge rarity of LucasFilm, it actually made a loss on its budget – this despite mostly positive reviews for the Han Solo origin story.

Now, whether the huge Maul comeback story that the film appeared to tease will continue to play out or not remains to be seen.

As Emilia Clarke’s Qi’Ra went to meet him before the credits rolled, it was clear that bosses hoped to continue the story – but it remains to be seen whether anything will come of it.

For now, the Star Wars Skywalker saga will wrap up with the release of Episode 9 in late 2019.

JJ Abrams is back at the helm for the end of the sequel trilogy, which is currently in production around the UK.

Returning cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Marie Tran, Adam Driver and Domhnall Gleeson will all be back to conclude the characters’ various arcs.

Solo: A Star Wars Story, meanwhile, is out on DVD and Blu-ray on September 24 in the UK.

Source: https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/1015362/Star-Wars-Darth-Maul-actor-Ray-Park-response-trolls-Instagram-fitness

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