According to a new report from Discussing Film, Star Wars: The Acolyte to film in London this February. The outlet also says that Leslye Headland’s The Acolyte will utilize The Volume technology currently in London.
We covered some comments from Showrunner Headland earlier this week.. You can check those out in the related section below. Headland was talking about putting a writers room together. Therefore, given she was talking in the past tense, I could totally see The Acolyte being ready to go into production by early next year as the report claims.
Of course, there’s always that helping of salt to add to any rumor, especially production schedules. Sometimes the reports are bang on, but the schedule changes later on to accommodate unforeseen changes. So while there is no guarantee The Acolyte will begin shooting in February, I personally think this story is legit. I just have my own hunches on this one though, no insider information here from me.
As far as we know, and this is certainly not definitive, The Acolyte will be set around the tail end of the High Republic period. So far the High Republic has only been covered in books, so this would be the first visual medium project in that era. However, exactly when that will be is harder to say. On today’s The Cantina, Kyle Malone and I discuss possible dates for The Acolyte. My guess was somewhere between 50 – 150 years prior to The Phantom Menace. I’m expecting The Acolyte to deal heavily with the Sith and kinda be the point the High Republic period starts to change into the Fall of the Republic Period which ends with the creation of the Empire.
However, we really don’t know for certain and my guesses have a swing of 100 years, so I’m hardly narrowing things down too much here. The High Republic books are around 300 years prior to TPM currently. Too close to The Phantom Menace and we’d be dealing with Palpatine as the Sith Lord and that feels wrong for this show.
Are you excited for Star Wars: The Acolyte? Are you happy to hear The Acolyte to film in London this February? Leave any thoughts below.