The Best April Fools’ Gag this Year

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If you missed it the other day, you must see this trailer for Fury of Maul on Netflix. Really, if you weren’t already a Netflix lover, would this not make you subscribe immediately?

“Happy April Fools’ Day! Darth Maul makes his live-action series debut on Netflix! A mysterious, dark power is butchering those on both the light and dark side of the Force.”

Directed and Shot by Sean Finnegan

Seriously, this looks awesome. If you didn’t know already, it was just an April Fool’s joke from IGN and that’s really too bad because it would make a great series. Star Wars fans everywhere can cry like that poor little boy who’s dad let him watch not knowing it was prank. May we all go to our beds and bawl our eyes out because this will never come to be. Honestly, April Fool’s pranks are the worst, are they not?

I can definitely say that this went off much better than Google’s big April Fool’s prank this year. Sure, this was disappointing but it was at least entertaining. And who knows, maybe it will give someone some good fodder for a future Star Wars project while the Google minion mishap just got people angry (and fired apparently.)

Did you experience any really awesome April Fools’ pranks this year? Get any good pranks in on someone you know?

#dropsthemic

Credits:

Directed and Shot by Sean Finnegan
http://www.twitter.com/shot…

Written by
Mitch Dyer – http://www.twitter.com/mitchyd
Sean Finnegan – http://www.twitter.com/shot…

Produced by
Blair Kelly – http://www.twitter.com/blam…

Featuring Spencer Durano as Maul
Featuring Sal Perales as Quinlan Vos

Associate Producers
Frank Knight – http://www.twitter.com/fran…
CJ Gibson – http://www.twitter.com/gibs…

Executive Producers
Fran Mirabella III – http://www.twitter.com/fran…
Darren Brazil – http://www.twitter.com/darr…

Edited by
Kirk Carson – http://www.twitter.com/kirk…

Visual Effects
Blair Kelly – http://www.twitter.com/blam…
Yusuf McCoy – http://www.twitter.com/yamccoy

Production Design
Kiersten Slader – http://www.twitter.com/Kier…
Kathleen Luevano – http://www.twitter.com/kjlu…

Sound Design
Mike Horn – http://www.twitter.com/McNi…

Gaffer
Steve Griggs – http://www.stevegriggsdp.com/

1st AC/Key Grip
Tylor Bohlman – http://www.ttbdesign.com/

Grips
Alexio Quaglierini – http://www.twitter.com/alex…
Michael Mamon – http://www.twitter.com/xPmnms
Kirk Carson – http://www.twitter.com/kirk…

Shot on RED Weapon – http://www.red.com/products…

Lisa Mason

Lisa has been an avid gamer since she was old enough to hold her first controller and a game writer for more than a decade. A child of the Nintendo generation, she believes they just don’t make games like they used to but sometimes, they make them even better! While consoles will always be her first love, Lisa spends most of her gaming time on the PC these days- on MMOs and first-person shooters in particular.