New footage from behind-the-scenes of Star Wars: The Clone Wars highlights the motion capture stunts that went into Ahsoka’s duel with Maul.
The latest episode of The Clone Wars finally saw Ahsoka duel Maul on Mandalore and a new behind-the-scenes video shows how the beautifully choreographed fight was created. Executive producer Dave Filoni revealed that Ray Park returned to play Maul again, this time via motion capture instead wearing the practical make-up. The stuntman explained they decided to add bigger acrobatic moves to Maul’s repertoire, including butterfly twists and corkscrews.
The video also shows off Lauren Mary Kim’s excellent work in bringing Ahsoka’s fighting style to life, with the stuntwoman explaining that collaborating with Ray Park has been a great journey. She explained that although it’s a grounded fight between the two, there’s plenty of big action moves that she hopes fans will like. Maul voice actor Sam Witwer said he got “goosebumps” watching the pair duel, with Ray Park comparing the fight to a dance. Take a look at the video from The Clone Wars below.
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Here is the synopsis for “Shattered”:
After successfully capturing Maul on Mandalore, Ahsoka plans to deliver him to the Jedi Council on Coruscant. When Order 66 is declared in the midst of her journey, her world is turned upside down. Friends become foes, and enemies become allies in “Shattered” this Friday, May 1 st, followed by the heart-pounding series finale “Victory and Death” on Monday May 4th on Disney+.
Created by George Lucas, with Dave Filoni as executive producer/supervising director, The Clone Wars stars Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Ashley Eckstein as Ahsoka Tano, Dee Bradley Baker as Captain Rex and the clone troopers, James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, Katee Sackhoff as Bo-Katan, and Sam Witwer as Maul.
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