So the original Star Wars movies had Darth Maul killed in the fight with the Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon. We later find out that he survived, which was depicted in Star Wars The Clone Wars animated series, and then he makes an appearance as the leader of the Crimson Dawn criminal syndicate in the Han Solo movie.

The inconsistency is that Star Wars Rebels had Darth Maul killed for good in a duel with an aged Obi-Wan, which means this happened sometime before Obi-Wan trained Luke, and surely after Han Solo movie. Is this right?

Some timelines don't fit if this is the right chronological order.

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    The 2nd duel with Kenobi happens a few months (a year at most) before Episode IV, while the Han Solo movie never existed, so problem solved!
    – Hans Olo
    Jan 29, 2019 at 11:21
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    More seriously, the Han Solo movie happens when Solo is quite young, so many years before Rebels and Episode IV.
    – Hans Olo
    Jan 29, 2019 at 11:21
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    Killed for good. Lol. You dear sweet naive child.
    – Valorum
    Jan 29, 2019 at 13:20
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    “the original Star Wars movies had Darth Maul killed” — did you just refer to the prequels as “the original Star Wars movies”?? You get out of here right now. Jan 30, 2019 at 4:24
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    @PaulD.Waite Definitely not the first job, if you consider this scene to be canonical : youtube.com/watch?v=rR0b57coZFk
    – rs.29
    Jan 30, 2019 at 6:26

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I think you have the timelines a little confused.

  • Maul's unfortunate bisection in Phantom Menace takes place in 32 BBY.

  • Maul re-appears during the Clone Wars era in 22 BBY

  • His appearance in Solo: A Star Wars Story takes place in 10 BBY


  • His death in Star Wars: Rebels occurs eight years after that in (approx) 2 BBY.
  • So all the events from Star Wars Rebels take place between Han Solo movie and Rogue One movie, which ends right where Episode IV begins?
    – Andrew
    Jan 29, 2019 at 20:45
  • @Andrew - Yup. The Clone Wars lasted from 22 BBY to 19 BBY and ended with the decapitation (literally in some cases) of the Separatist Alliance on Mustafar, the destruction of the Jedi Order and the creation of the Empire (RoTS). Solo takes place about ten years after the Empire took control of Corellia and ten years before Rogue One/A New Hope.
    – Valorum
    Jan 29, 2019 at 21:10

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