The Acolyte Details From Latest Star Wars Article

The Acolyte Details From Latest Star Wars Article

The latest Star Wars article from Vanity Fair featured some The Acolyte details. Nothing major outside of what we already knew. However I figured we should still cover the comments from head writer and showrunner Leslye Headland.

The Acolyte, Headland says, takes place roughly 100 years before The Phantom Menace: “A lot of those characters haven’t even been born yet. We’re taking a look at the political and personal and spiritual things that came up in a time period that we don’t know much about. My question when watching The Phantom Menace was always like, ‘Well, how did things get to this point?’ How did we get to a point where a Sith lord can infiltrate the Senate and none of the Jedi pick up on it? Like, what went wrong? What are the scenarios that led us to this moment?”

Headland describes The Acolyte as a mystery thriller set in a prosperous and seemingly peaceful era, when the galaxy is still sleek and glistening. “We actually use the term the Renaissance, or the Age of Enlightenment,” she says. Jedis were not always ascetic monklike figures living selflessly and bravely. “The Jedi uniforms are gold and white, and it’s almost like they would never get dirty. They would never be out and about,” Headland says. “The idea is that they could have these types of uniforms because that’s how little they’re getting into skirmishes.”

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Whilst we knew a lot of these details, the idea of the Jedi being pretty useless is a novel one. This period of The Acolyte is going to be the turning point between the High Republic and the Fall of the Republic era. One assumes given the imagery and the name, that the Sith will be some sort of catalyst to the galactic changes coming. Intriguing to say the least.

Not sure if I like the idea of Jedi wearing proper dress uniforms. However we shall see the final product before judging. Sadly it seems The Acolyte is still a while away and my guess would be late ’23 to ’24 before we see that hit Disney+.

What do you think of The Acolyte details from the new Star Wars article by Vanity Fair? Thoughts below, or over on Discord as always.

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