So we have some more Darth Plagueis hints in the latest batch of The Acolyte rumors. If you remember our last coverage of this supposed set of leaks, then you know there was a claim that Darth Plagueis would be somehow involved int he series. If not, feel free to catch up in the related section below.
Once again I will state I cannot speak to the validity of these claims. All we can say for certain is that these leakers did get information, and a leaked video out from Tales of the Jedi. So here is the latest post from @Aesokas.
Scipio, the munn home world, appears in #theacolyte
Concept art was created for the show, showing huge snowy mountains, with tall cities with sort of tentacles and a bell shaped roof.
Me and my source compared the art with some clips from tcw, and have confirmed it is Scipio.
— Aesokas (@Aesokass) August 15, 2022
So you may be wondering what this has to do with Darth Plagueis? well, in the original old canon, now classed as ‘Legends’, Plagueis (birth name unknown) was a Munn. Now while Plagueis himself is canon, as he was named in the movies, his species is not, yet.
That means that on it’s own I would not read too much into this. However if this leaker is to be trusted (jury still out) and Plagueis is involved in this era, then the Munn homeworld is a strange coincidence if not connected.
When it comes to timeline, because those Legends stories are no longer canon it’s really hard to accurately predict Plagueis’ era. How long was Plagueis the Sith Lord, or how long does a Munn, if he remains that species, live for? would Palpatine have lived an exceedingly long time were he not killed, etc?
It seems we can rule out Plagueis and Papa Palp’s story from this series as it’s probably far too long ago for Sheev (Frank to me always) Palpatine, aka Darth Sidious. However Plagueis could either be a Sith apprentice at this time, or he could have already been the Sith Lord? I think there’s definitely a possible crossover period here.
That all being said, and whilst it kinda all makes sense, keep a dose of salt handy. I’m not being a negative Norman when I say that. Just because a leaker gets one hit, doesn’t mean all their reports are legit. We ourselves have reported information that was then changed afterwards, or something has been misinterpreted by sources. It happens in the business.
It’s worth keeping an eye on this one for now though.
What do you think of these latest The Acolyte rumors, and do you think this is pointing towards Darth Plagueis? Do you think these leaks are legit, or someone having some fun after a genuine leak? As always, leave it below if you can.