STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE First Clip Sees Master Sol Face-Off With "Mae" - Possible SPOILERS

STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE First Clip Sees Master Sol Face-Off With "Mae"  - Possible SPOILERS STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE First Clip Sees Master Sol Face-Off With "Mae"  - Possible SPOILERS

As the series premiere of The Acolyte approaches, Lucasfilm has released the first clip from the latest Disney+ Star Wars show along with an intriguing new TV spot...

By MarkCassidy - May 22, 2024 06:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: Via SFF Gazette

"Before the Empire, before the Menace, there was The Acolyte."

We're now just two weeks away from the premiere of the latest Disney+ live-action Star Wars series, and Lucasfilm has debuted an exciting first clip from the show along with a new TV spot.

In the extended sneak peek, we find Jedi Master Sol (Lee Jung-jae) engaged in fierce combat with Mae (Amandla Stenberg), his former apprentice.

Or at least, who he believes to be his former apprentice!

Possible spoilers follow.

Based on what we can gather from recent leaks and the character name subtitle in last week's TV spot, this is not actually Mae at all, but her sister. Rumor has it that Stenberg is playing a dual role as a pair of twins, one good and one evil (the titular Acolyte), with the former blamed for her sibling's sinister actions.

The teaser also features some new footage, including another look at the show's mysterious Sith warrior.

Check out the clip and promo at the links below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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

 The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

Leslye Headland created the series, based on Star Wars by George Lucas, and serves as an executive producer along with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim and Rob Bredow are the producers.

Headland also directed the premiere episodes (Eps. 101 & 102). Directors Kogonada (Eps. 103 & 107), Alex Garcia Lopez (Eps. 104 & 105) and Hanelle Culpepper (Eps. 106 & 108) round out the directing duties on the series.

"I really wanted to tell a story about the Sith," showrunner Headland told EW in a recent interview. "That was kind of my dream Star Wars idea. But it felt like the time period to do that in would be something pre-Phantom Menace. That seemed to be the most interesting trajectory for the Sith: How did the Sith go from the Rule of Two and being quote-unquote 'extinct' to Palpatine coming into power without the Jedi knowing about it?"

Award-winning composer Michael Abels, known for his work on Get Out and Us, scored The Acolyte.

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TheVisionary25 - 5/22/2024, 6:39 PM
I liked the promo aswell as the clip especially (couple of minor nitpicks notwithstanding)…

The fight choreography seems real good imo and I like them also incorporating a mini-story it seems in it aswell of her trying to get his lightsaber apparently but Sol turns the tables on Mae and gets something from her.

Anyway , looking forward to this more & more!!.

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TheVisionary25 - 5/22/2024, 6:41 PM
Also they released a couple of featurettes aswell…



Seems like promotion is definitely kicking into full gear now!!.
Urubrodi - 5/22/2024, 6:43 PM
Before the hate starts, let me jump in and say that I really liked this clip.
Itwasme - 5/22/2024, 6:57 PM
Looks pretty good tbh. I like that they bring in a martial arts style to this.


I meant to say "hate, hate, hate"
Origame - 5/22/2024, 7:06 PM
Ok, what's the point of the kung fu if these characters clearly have lightsabers and just choose not to use them?

Not to mention the hand to hand fighting of the jedi has never been shown to be this refined.
Itwasme - 5/22/2024, 7:13 PM
@Origame - she doesn't have a lightsaber which is why she is trying to take his. He is wondering wtf is going on and seems to just be deflecting her.

And who knows, maybe the style of combat is native to a temple. That's the way China was, maybe the Jedi are too? We just have to watch to see what's what.
Origame - 5/22/2024, 7:36 PM
@Itwasme - a sith assassin isn't carrying a lightsaber to fight jedi? You just made this even dumber.

Also, this is still the jedi temple in corusant. Wtf are you talking about?
Itwasme - 5/22/2024, 8:00 PM
@Origame - or it was lost in a previous excursion... no need to jump to conclusions.

And that's not to say Corusant is where he was born and raised. The point being is there are plenty of perfectly feasible explanations as to why there's hand to hand combat, we just have to wait and see what it is.
Origame - 5/22/2024, 8:23 PM
@Itwasme - then get one from a Padawan before taking on a f@#%ing jedi master. Even your hypothetical requires her being a dumba$$.

And no. There's only one jedi temple active at a time. He couldn't possibly have been trained anywhere but corusant.
Antitrollpatrol - 5/22/2024, 8:24 PM
@Origame - yep this is trash because someone we are assuming is a sith isn't carrying a lightsaber. This show is doa.
Itwasme - 5/22/2024, 8:29 PM
@Origame - it's honestly not very bright to jump to conclusions. We don't know what happened leading up to this, so why chose to make it something negative? Why not just wait and see what it is without jumping to conclusions?
Origame - 5/22/2024, 8:29 PM
@Antitrollpatrol - ...we know she's a sith. That's the literal premise of the show.

And I never said it was doa because of this. But it being this poorly conceived as a scene to get people interested isn't a good sign.
Origame - 5/22/2024, 8:31 PM
@Itwasme - ...dude, you tried to claim hes from a different temple when there's literally only one active. The only one jumping to conclusions is you.
Mrnorth1921 - 5/22/2024, 9:25 PM
@Origame - she is an acolyte. She is trying to become an apprentice. That’s what the sith did. You need to prove themselves to the master.
Killuminatic - 5/22/2024, 10:13 PM
@Mrnorth1921 -

It seems that @Origame is exhibiting motivated reasoning, where their critiques of minor plot elements or character decisions are driven by an underlying bias against a perceived agenda in the media product. Their dismissiveness likely stems from preconceived notions, leading them to nitpick irrelevant details and jump to conclusions about the content. This mindset causes them to critique for the sake of critiquing rather than addressing genuine issues. Encouraging @Origame to reflect on their biases and consider the broader context might help them engage with the content more fairly.
Killuminatic - 5/22/2024, 10:13 PM
@Origame - It’s evident that your concerns about this series stem from broader issues beyond the released clips. However, I’m curious if the specific plot points or character decisions you’re critiquing are genuinely problematic in their own right or if they might be viewed more harshly because of these broader concerns. Would you be open to discussing these elements in isolation from those overarching issues?
Itwasme - 5/22/2024, 10:22 PM
@Killuminatic - I appreciate your enthusiasm, but I don't I'm not so sure this person will ever change their mind on anything. Even when factually proven wrong, they will still never admit it. It's not as though they lack reasoning, it's just that without a moment of personal growth I am not sure anything ever changes.

But I'm going to happily watch you try. Lol.
Origame - 5/23/2024, 5:39 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - not just to get a lightsaber. Especially since she's already killed a jedi and should have his lightsaber.

Besides, why send an acolyte after a jedi master?
Origame - 5/23/2024, 5:40 AM
@Killuminatic - aka, the only plot points presented in the f@#$ing clip.

And I can guarantee it'll be dumber with full context.
Killuminatic - 5/23/2024, 8:39 AM
@Origame - It’s clear you’re not impressed with the clips, and your colourful language really shows your frustration. Maybe it’s worth cooling down a bit and waiting until the series releases on June 4th to get the full context. Guaranteeing it will be worse without seeing the whole thing feels a bit like jumping the gun, don’t you think? Watching the full series first might lead to a more informed judgment.
Origame - 5/23/2024, 8:43 AM
@Killuminatic - oh no. I swore (while censoring myself). That really says a lot about something 🙄

Also, I'm tired of this as a deflection. If I'm not allowed to complain until it comes out you aren't allowed to be excited until it comes out. Because both ways it's based on not knowing the full context. But then again, this is you unironically

Killuminatic - 5/23/2024, 11:01 AM
@Origame - I understand your frustration, but my intent has never been to deflect your criticism. I’ve suggested waiting for the full series to have a more informed discussion because forming opinions based on limited clips can be premature. Both excitement and criticism should be grounded in complete context. I’m not actually excited for the series as you assume; I’m just interested in watching it.

It’s clear that your strong reactions are based on the clips, but assuming the full context will be worse without seeing it is premature. While you argue that complaints are valid without full context, they generally aren’t because it’s difficult to make a fair judgment without all the information. Excitement isn’t the same as criticism. Excitement is speculative and hopeful, whereas criticism claims flaws. It’s not about swearing; it’s about the intensity of your reactions based on limited clips. The critique in the video you shared seems to address blind consumption without questioning, which isn’t what I’m advocating. I believe in forming opinions based on full context, not just snippets. Just as excitement can be premature, so can harsh criticism.

Also, your responses have been quite defensive and dismissive, suggesting a high level of frustration. I’ve noticed you often make assumptions about people in these threads, which can lead to misunderstandings. Let’s agree to watch the series on June 4th and then evaluate it thoroughly. Until then, an open mind might serve us all well.
Origame - 5/23/2024, 12:23 PM
@Killuminatic - hence my clip.

Killuminatic - 5/23/2024, 12:38 PM
@Origame - I’ve acknowledged the clip you shared and understand your concerns about blind consumption. My point remains, and I’ll reaffirm, that forming opinions based on the full series, not just clips, is more fair and informed. Doubling down on the same point without addressing my response doesn’t move the discussion forward. Let’s agree to watch the series on June 4th and then have a thorough discussion based on the complete context.
Origame - 5/23/2024, 1:56 PM
@Killuminatic - but the point is you have to consume to see it all.
Killuminatic - 5/23/2024, 2:55 PM
@Origame - I understand your point. Perhaps we don’t need to see the entire series, but at least watching the episode that the clip comes from would provide more context. Judging based on that would be more informed. If you still don’t like it, you wouldn’t be obligated to continue watching. There have been plenty of clips from TV series and movies released without much context. Suggesting we watch an episode or the entire series before forming an opinion isn’t blind consumption; it’s about giving the content a fair chance. Let’s give it a fair chance and then discuss.
Origame - 5/23/2024, 3:22 PM
@Killuminatic - thats still consuming. If you can't make it work in a clip you can't make it work at all.
GhostDog - 5/22/2024, 7:19 PM
Choreography is actually pretty tight
0bstreperous - 5/22/2024, 7:54 PM
The chick is foine but her name is Amanda with an L how do doctors allow that
THEREALPAPERKUT - 5/22/2024, 10:39 PM
@0bstreperous - Amandla is literally the Zulu/Xhosa word for power…
Mrtoke - 5/22/2024, 8:12 PM
it'd be extra but it'd be nice if he threw the kunais to ground and they stabbed into it
JohnShaft - 5/22/2024, 9:15 PM
The INLY thing more POWERFUL than the power of the DARK SIDE, is the unwavering ZEAL that Simp Makes have to support LGBTQ content. Which this is. The Show Runner STATED this in her first comment about the show that it's from an LGBTQ point of view so SUPPORT it Mightily because I and MANY others will be watching our grass grow during the show
WhoCARES - 5/22/2024, 9:16 PM
Nitpickers I’ve enjoyed everything Star Wars so far. The fact that content s rolling out for something that came out initially in the 70’s is wonderful. I understand that A)Star Wars will never win anything it not it’s purpose b) I loved it has a child and my adult self understand that there is stuff not meant for an adult in most of the content C )people bitch on Star Wars content yet they still go crazy for fast n the furious #22, anything with Tom cruise in it even if he plays himself across every single movie he’s been in. Yet it’s trendy to bitch n moan on Star Wars n Disney so A) you can cancel your Disney + access no reason to pay for the shit they put out according to you b) don’t bother watching the trailer with one minute of footage you figured what’s going on anyway and c) why do you even bother since fans will still enjoy, I’m an hardcore fan and I understand that most of what Lucas did is cheesy and corny yet I love it and how can I expect more from a glorified space opera?
TheMetaMan - 5/23/2024, 4:43 AM
@WhoCARES - I would just like to point out that Tom cruise does not play himself in every movie. Eyes wide shut, Born on the 4th of July, Vanilla sky, Magnolia, Minority report, Interview with the vampire, COLLATERAL, Top Gun & TP Maverick. You might wanna watch some of his filmography before you use the cliched “he plays himself in every movie argument” next time. If you had wrote, Ryan Reynolds, Kevin Hart, even Will Smith I’d agree but not Cruise.
TheMetaMan - 5/23/2024, 4:48 AM
@WhoCARES - Also - The firm, Rain man, days of thunder, Lions for lambs. Cruise has a variety of diverse roles. To me it’s sounds like you have only watched Mission impossible and nothing else from his filmography. Big mistake.
Batmangina - 5/22/2024, 9:27 PM
I'm just glad the tradition of Star Wars stereotypes continues and that Asians know kung fu no matter what galaxy they're in.

Are there any of those Watto Jews selling Pod Racer parts in this MFer?
Mrnorth1921 - 5/22/2024, 10:13 PM
@Batmangina - or the trade federation being stereotypes of
Asians or the gungans as Africans?
Batmangina - 5/22/2024, 10:37 PM
@Mrnorth1921 - Yes! I would have bet money the Gungans were supposed to be Jamaican or Afro-Caribbean of some sort but we can go with Africans.
BruceWayng - 5/22/2024, 9:42 PM
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Mrnorth1921 - 5/22/2024, 10:11 PM
@BruceWayng - not everyone knew that he was a monster. He didn’t prey on everyone. He was known to be an ass by many. But only a small few knew he was a monster.
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