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THE ACOLYTE will be full of references to every era of STAR WARS and will honor George Lucas’ camera movements

The imminent Star Wars series The Acolyte will attempt to give us something different from anything we have seen before Star Wars franchise as it is set in a completely new era of the universe that we have never seen before.

Now, just because this series is trying to stand out from the others Star Wars movies and TV shows doesn’t mean it won’t reference what came before. Indeed, showrunner Leslye Promontory promises that The Acolyte will be “full” of nods to virtually every era Star Wars.

Hedland said in an interview with Total Film: “It’s a show full of everything I wanted to explore: I wanted the E.U. [Expanded Universe] stuff in there, references to the original trilogy, The Phantom Menace, the Disney sequels… it’s absolutely packed. Because you never know, you might never have the chance again.”

Headland went on to say that they also wanted to honor George Lucas’ camera movements, saying, “[Cinematographer] Chris [Teague] and I talked a lot about honoring George Lucas’ camera movements.

He added: “I would say the original trilogy became our touchstone for how to create the world, whereas Episode I of the show is a little more thematic.”

In the series, Amanda Steinberg he is a former Padawan and a dangerous warrior who is hunting and killing Jedi.

The story is described as “a mystery thriller that will take viewers into a galaxy of dark secrets and emerging dark side powers in the final days of the High Republic era.” The High Republic is set 100 years before the start of the Skywalker Saga.

In The Acolyte, “An investigation into a shocking crime wave pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Stenberg). As new clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal that all is not what it seems….”

The series is also the protagonist Squid game‘S Lee Jung Jae plays the Jedi Master, Manny Giacinto, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dean-Charles Chapman, Carrie-Anne Moss, Margherita Levieva, Joonas SuotamoAND Amy Tsang.

The Acolyte will have eight episodes total, with Headland, Garcia Lopez and Kogonada directing the series’ episodes. The premiere is scheduled for June 4, 2024 on Disney+.

by Joey Paur
Source: Geek Tyrant

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