Am I the only one who wished Darth Maul would have hung around for at least two of the three Star Wars prequels? Talk about a bad-ass villain -- the dude gave me nightmares for weeks leading up to my first screening of The Phantom Menace. However, once I saw the film, a part of me wanted to apologize to Mr. Maul for he could have been used so much more effectively.

Well, fans of Darth Maul (a/k/a Ray Park) will get another chance to see the actor in a Star Wars-related way as he has a cameo in the upcoming film Fanboys. Pic, which recently brought on Kevin Smith to play AICN chief Harry Knowles, will tell the story of a group of friends who go on a mission to break into Skywalker Ranch, in an attempt to catch an advanced screening of The Phantom Menace, so that their dying friend's wish can come true. Ray Park will play a THX-guard leader, though we're not sure if his costume will resemble the one worn by Darth Maul. Also phoning in a cameo appearance from a galaxy far far away will be Carrie Fisher and Billy Dee Williams.

As far as the new Star Wars TV show goes and whether Darth Maul will have a role in that as well, Park hasn't been approached yet but would love to be involved in any way possible. Heck, if George Lucas needs someone to shine his shoes while on set -- Darth Maul's his guy. Though that might look a little weird. Or would it?

[via Moviehole]