LOGAN Star Dafne Keen Transforms Into A Jedi Padawan In New Look At STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE

LOGAN Star Dafne Keen Transforms Into A Jedi Padawan In New Look At STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE LOGAN Star Dafne Keen Transforms Into A Jedi Padawan In New Look At STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE

Best known among comic book fans for her role as X-23 in Logan, Dafne Keen has gone from the Marvel Universe to a Galaxy Far, Far Away, and we now have details on her character in Star Wars: The Acolyte.

By JoshWilding - Apr 03, 2024 04:04 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: EW (via SFFGazette.com)

Entertainment Weekly (via SFFGazette.com) has revealed that Logan star Dafne Keen will be playing a Theelin Jedi Padawan called Jecki Lon in Star Wars: The Acolyte

The Padawan to Lee Jung-jae's Jedi Master Sol, it sounds like she'll be helping him investigate the mysterious - likely Sith - threat to the Jedi Order. The site also caught up with the actress and asked what she could say about Jecki Lon's role in the upcoming Star Wars TV series. 

"Well, I'm very excited that we know her name now, because it was secret for so long. And I'm very happy that I get to say that she's an alien and that she's a Padawan and that she's a Jedi. She’s a mixed species - part Theelin, part human."

"She's very cool and I have some very cool fights I do with the lightsaber. I really love her," Keen continued. "She's a great character and was really fun to play. I'm very excited that the trailer came out. I was buzzing for days."

Pushed for details on what sort of relationship the Padawan has with her Master, she added, "I'd say she is a very dedicated Padawan. She's definitely in awe of him in a very kind of sweet way. She thinks the absolute world of him in a way that I think they have a very sweet relationship, but she's much more aware of the authority difference than, for example, Obi-Wan and Anakin."

"She's very much like, 'No, he's the master and I'm the Padawan and he's perfect. And everything he says, I have to follow to the T.'"

This is just one of many new characters we'll meet in the show, of course, and with a killer on the loose and the Jedi Order's best days nearing their end, we're not anticipating everyone making it out alive. There are tentative plans for a second season so we'll see what happens. 

Take a look at some new stills of Jecki Lon in The Acolyte by following the link in the X post below.

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.

The Acolyte comes from creator and showrunner Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), who also serves as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers, and Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing.

The series will debut with a two-episode premiere on Disney+ on June 4. 

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Blergh
Blergh - 4/3/2024, 5:49 AM
Not sure what to think of this show yet. Haven’t been that into the High Republic given their pretty vanilla storytelling so far but I could see this be a fun addition.

IMO SW needs to look into the future. Not the past.

1000 years removed from the Skywalker Saga new threats can emerge, new status quos (stati? statuses?) and most importantly new cultures. The Jedi in their prime were neat to see in the prequels.
What of a grey Jedi society in the future that is hunted by non force users?
Clintthahamster
Clintthahamster - 4/3/2024, 9:54 AM
@Blergh - "Not sure what to think of this show yet."

I think that's understandable, considering the fact that it hasn't started airing yet.
bkmeijer1
bkmeijer1 - 4/5/2024, 6:21 PM
@Blergh - I'm guessing that if the High Republic is the Renaissance, the Age of Empire is the Colonial Era, then a hundreds years later must be the Digital Age.

So I'd expect a very secular age in the Star Wars universe as well. Force users won't be hunted, but instead civilization has moved passed them as primary driving force of peace and order.
G
G - 4/3/2024, 5:55 AM
Where's her left hand??
IcePyke
IcePyke - 4/3/2024, 5:55 AM
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EskimoJ
EskimoJ - 4/3/2024, 10:29 AM
@IcePyke - Were you a child when Logan was released?
valmic
valmic - 4/3/2024, 5:59 AM
She's about to lose her right hand also.
TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 4/3/2024, 6:02 AM
Cool!!.

Nice to see Dafne in something besides Logan (I know she has done other work such as His Dark Materials but I haven’t seen that), she was great in that and I’m looking forward to her in this.

Going to the character , I wonder if her thinking so highly of her master and being so dedicated at the beginning might break down towards the end of the season where she realizes that maybe him & the Jedi Order aren’t so perfect after the mysterious killer’s motives are revealed (maybe it’s some personal and understandable gripe?).

Anyway , can’t wait for the show!!.

P.S: some freaky human got down with one of these given that she’s half human & half Theelin but in the SW universe , I doubt many people wouldn’t with an alien species atleast once lol l.

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Polaris
Polaris - 4/3/2024, 6:31 AM
@TheVisionary25 - Yeah, I bet she's going to be disillusioned by the end.
tylerzero
tylerzero - 4/3/2024, 7:30 AM
@TheVisionary25 -

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ObserverIO
ObserverIO - 4/3/2024, 7:08 AM
Wow this Thundercats movie is really moving along at a quick pace.

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dragon316
dragon316 - 4/3/2024, 8:27 AM
Not sure what rinks about show need watch episode first pass judgment
marvel72
marvel72 - 4/3/2024, 9:39 AM
I'll just leave this here, I wonder if any of these Shills visit here.

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