Amandla Stenberg in talks to star in Star Wars series The Acolyte

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Amanda Stenberg, Star Wars, The Acolyte

We’ve acquired plenty of new Star Wars collection on the present, and a type of is The Acolyte, a brand new live-action collection from Leslye Headland (Russian Doll). First reported by The Illuminerdi and later by Variety, it appears Disney is presently Amandla Stenberg to star within the Star Wars collection as they’re presently in talks to play the mysterious main function.

The Acolyte is alleged to happen within the ultimate days of the High Republic period, which the Star Wars franchise has just lately been exploring in a collection of novels, comics, and extra. The Excessive Republic period lasted for round 200 years and was a golden age for the Jedi. The top of this period happened roughly 50 years earlier than the occasions of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy has beforehand stated that The Acolyte might be a “thriller thriller that can take us right into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and techniques and rising Darkish Facet powers within the ultimate days of the Excessive Republic period.” Amandla Stenberg is greatest identified for his or her roles in The Starvation Video games, The Hate U Give, The Darkest Minds, and just lately starred within the feature-film adaptation of Expensive Evan Hansen.

We nonetheless don’t know a lot about The Acolyte however rumours have hinted that it’s going to discover the rise of the Darkish Facet. Particulars about Amandla Stenberg’s character are naturally being stored beneath wraps, however it will be attention-grabbing to see them play a Darkish Facet character within the Star Wars collection. Leslye Headland serves as author, government producer, and showrunner on The Acolyte, which is predicted to kick off manufacturing in mid-2022. Along with The Acolyte, we’ve acquired loads of different Star Wars reveals on the best way, together with The Ebook of Boba Fett, Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Andor, Star Wars: Ahsoka, and the third season of The Mandalorian.

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