Though the Star Wars prequels always get trashed, one great thing that did come out from them is the dazzling visual of a lightsaber battle. Ray Park gave us a thrill when he played Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace, and he says he's open to coming back to Star Wars to help choreograph fight scenes.
When asked by a fan on Twitter if he would come back to work with lightsabers for Lucasfilm, Park replied with:
Just in case you didn't know, Park is actually an accomplished martial artist, and he had a big hand in developing the way Maul moved in The Phantom Menace. We didn't get to see him do any fancy stunts in Solo: A Star Wars Story, but hopefully we'll see him return to the big screen one way or another.
Not to be a downer, but it may be a while before we get to see the stylized lightsaber fighting that was introduced in the prequels. When it comes to the sequel trilogy, J.J. Abrams was said to have preferred the guttural fighting that took place in the original trilogy in lieu of the new type of lightsaber fight that George Lucas introduced. Then again, with rumors of the time jump occurring for Episode IX, we could see Rey and Kylo developing more fluid fighting styles this time around.
We don't know when we'll see Park onscreen again, but Star Wars Episode IX is slated for a release on Dec. 20, 2019.