10 Things You Didn't Know About Durge (Probably)
Think you know all there is to know about one of the strongest bounty hunters in all of Star Wars Legends? Well, here are 10 facts that may have flown under your radar!
Durge was specifically created for the Clone Wars multimedia project as a bounty hunter powerful enough to challenge Jedi.
Before being further refined for use in the Hasbro Star Wars action figure line, initial concepts of the character were completed by members of the Skywalker Ranch Art Department.
Durge's backstory was penned by the very man who went onto lead such projects as Star Wars Galaxies and Star Wars: The Force Unleashed – Haden Blackman.
His unique, armour-less appearance was heavily inspired by the 1988 animated film Akira.
Despite having no lines of dialogue – other than a deep, menacing laugh – Daran Norris was cast to voice Durge in the Star Wars: Clone Wars miniseries.
Norris was not one for exclusivity, as it turned out, for he also voiced Ki-Adi-Mundi, Daakman Barrek, Tarr Seirr, and Even Piell.
When Star Wars: The Clone Wars launched in 2008 as a successor to the aforementioned 2003 series, key personnel involved with the project considered casting Durge as their first bounty hunter.
With that in mind, supervising director Dave Filoni and writer Henry Gilroy considered reimagining the character as a human with alien features.
While Durge was ultimately dropped from the series, he was replaced by none other than bounty hunter Cade Bane – who went onto become equally as beloved and iconic.
And, last but not least...
Durge's species – the Gen'Dai – were named after the director of Star Wars: Clone Wars, Genndy Tartakovsky.
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