STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE TV Spot Reveals A Major SPOILER About The Show's Mysterious Villain

STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE TV Spot Reveals A Major SPOILER About The Show's Mysterious Villain STAR WARS: THE ACOLYTE TV Spot Reveals A Major SPOILER About The Show's Mysterious Villain

A newly released TV spot for Star Wars: The Acolyte drops some big hints about the show's villain, but it's the since-removed subtitles which may reveal the biggest spoiler for what's to come next month.

By JoshWilding - May 20, 2024 05:05 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

A lot of footage has been released from The Acolyte recently, but Disney and Lucasfilm may have dropped a major spoiler for the next Star Wars TV series. 

Speculation has been running rampant for a while now about Amandla Stenberg potentially playing two characters in the show, and it looks like she will indeed be portraying twins. The theory stems from the fact recent previews have shown Mae sporting different clothing and what seems to be a contrasting personality in those scenes. 

As we first reported on, the subtitles for The Acolyte's latest TV spot have confirmed Stenberg isn't Mae in those scenes, she's "Osha." Disney moved quickly to remove the spoiler, though the Loth-cat is very much out of the bag at this stage. 

Based on past plot leaks, it's safe to assume that Mae and Osha were separated as children, with the latter being trained by the Jedi and the other becoming enthralled by the dark side. This likely means we'll see Osha caught up in a case of mistaken identity, an intriguing premise for the High Republic-set story. 

Also noteworthy is the fact The Acolyte's original synopsis seemed to suggest a Jedi Master (Sol) would team up with his former Padawan (who we can safely assume is Osha) to hunt a Jedi killer. If she's not that murderer then Mae is likely connected to them somehow. 

Could these twins embrace the dark side together, bringing the Sith back to prominence in this Galaxy Far, Far Away? We'll have to wait and see.

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 next Star Wars TV series 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 Acolyte will premiere on Disney+ on June 4. 

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ObserverIO - 5/20/2024, 5:30 AM
I'd call this a mild spoiler if anything.
But then some people think the fact that Wolverine is in a film called 'Deadpool and Wolverine' is a spoiler so what do I know?
FireandBlood - 5/20/2024, 5:41 AM
@ObserverIO - Everyone apparently saw and hated the show already, so what does it matter?
ObserverIO - 5/20/2024, 6:33 AM
@FireandBlood - Well there are strong women in it. Which is also why everyone hated Episodes I-VI and Clone Wars.
Matchesz - 5/20/2024, 7:44 AM
@ObserverIO - oversaturation
marvel72 - 5/20/2024, 9:00 AM
@ObserverIO - Yes because strong have never featured Star Wars before.

Princess Leia
Queen Amidala
Mon Mothra

The show looks terrible and that is it.
marvel72 - 5/20/2024, 9:01 AM
@marvel72 - "Strong women"
MG0019 - 5/20/2024, 9:44 AM
For me, the killer is yet another Disney sympathetic villain. They’re not evil, no no, they’re just misunderstood and that makes our writing “deep” and “good.” But Star Wars has always been archetypes, and grandiose adventure. Is it “good writing” - hell no. But it’s what made it.

I watch Star Wars to be entertained on a different level. It’s like Batman. When a director takes Batman waaay to serious, it gets ridiculous. Dark Knight is a great movie; but seeing Batman in the daytime, and having a super serious political talks with Gordon & Dent makes Batman look, well, stupid. If I want to be engaged as an adult with “deep” themes, there are plenty of resources for that. I think it’s why the first seasons of Mandalorian worked. They got “Star Wars.” It was mythical, simple, romantic, serialized; with the spectacle only Star Wars provides.
supermanrex - 5/20/2024, 11:05 AM
@FireandBlood - @FireandBlood - they saw boobs holding a lightsaber and lost their [frick]ing minds. also they're fake rage over lightsaber whip. a weapon thats been in canon for years
marvel72 - 5/20/2024, 11:19 AM
@supermanrex - Wouldn't be so bad if you could actually see boobs and not made to look unattractive.
FireandBlood - 5/20/2024, 11:37 AM
@marvel72 - Do you believe women exist just to look attractive for you?
FireandBlood - 5/20/2024, 11:37 AM
@supermanrex - They’re losers. Always have been, always will be
marvel72 - 5/20/2024, 1:34 PM
@FireandBlood - No but it's nice to look at attractive women in movies and TV Shows take Marilyn Monroe,Charlize Theron, Sydney Sweeney for example.

The actresses in this show may well be attractive in real life but not in the show.
Doomsday8888 - 5/20/2024, 5:45 AM
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Ghoul - 5/20/2024, 6:33 AM
@Doomsday8888 - I keep thinking of this game too! Amazing intro! I’m guessing it inspired at least some of this
marvel72 - 5/20/2024, 10:06 AM
@Doomsday8888 - It will never be of that quality.
TheVisionary25 - 5/20/2024, 7:04 AM
Interesting but makes sense , especially since the showrunner has stated that duality is a big theme in this aswell as one of the inspirations being “Frozen” which is about sisters…

Also Headland stated “The Wrong Jedi” is her favorite episode of Clone Wars and said that was another inspiration on the story of this series which I can definitely see now since it involves both Padawans being hunted by their masters and having to prove their innocence.

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grif - 5/20/2024, 10:25 AM
its taylor swift

Lisa89 - 5/20/2024, 12:23 PM
@grif - They could really use that break.

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