THE ACOLYTE Character Posters Revealed As Series Enlists Action Designer Behind ROGUE ONE's Darth Vader Scene

THE ACOLYTE Character Posters Revealed As Series Enlists Action Designer Behind ROGUE ONE's Darth Vader Scene THE ACOLYTE Character Posters Revealed As Series Enlists Action Designer Behind ROGUE ONE's Darth Vader Scene

Star Wars: The Acolyte producer Simon Emanuel has revealed the upcoming Disney+ series enlisted Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's action designer to work on the project's lightsaber battles. Check it out!

By JoshWilding - May 17, 2024 04:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: SFX (via SFFGazette.com)

Star Wars: The Acolyte continues to intrigue and divide fans in equal measure. Despite that latter point, it looks set to be be a crucial chapter in the story of how the Sith returned to prominence before The Phantom Menace.

The Disney+ series reportedly takes place roughly 100 years before the events of that movie, meaning we're likely to meet Emperor Palpatine's Master, Darth Plagueis (or, at the very least, his Master, Darth Tenebrous).

We've seen more than a few glimpses of a red lightsaber in recent promos for The Acolyte, and in an interview with SFX (via SFFGazette.com), executive producer Simon Emanuel revealed that he enlisted action designer Chris Clark Cowan to work on the show.

Why does that matter? Well, he was one of the key creatives behind Rogue One: A Star Wars Story's unforgettable Darth Vader hallway scene!

"I introduced Leslye [Headland] to a guy called Chris Clark Cowan, who was our action designer, and part of the team who worked on the Darth Vader sequence in Rogue One," he explained. "Leslye and Chris completely fell in love, and action became such a component of this story. For me, it's the best action the franchise has seen - and there's so much of it."

That bodes well, and it turns out The Acolyte also pulled inspiration from another iconic action franchise: Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill movies.

"The thing I got very excited about was Kill Bill," Emanuel noted. "One of the things we talked about really early on was the action...in these kinds of shows, action has to be a character."

In related news, some eye-catching new character posters for The Acolyte have also been spotted out in the wild highlighting several of the show's leads. Take a closer look at those out 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 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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TheVisionary25
TheVisionary25 - 5/17/2024, 4:43 PM
Oh sweet , that dude has a good track record so far (he even helped design the action for Shang Chi)…

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He’s even been on Corrider Cew a couple of times atleast

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This makes me even more excited for the action in the show and it already looked good from the preview we got recently with Phantom Menace’s re-release.
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/17/2024, 5:54 PM
Have you seen how ratioed Star Wars:Acolyte trailers and Rings Of Power trailer are getting destroyed? It's amazing the backlash these shows are receiving.

Doctor Who two parter did well viewership, lowest it has ever been.

Shouldn't tell fans to go away and the show isn't made for straight white men.
GeneralZod
GeneralZod - 5/17/2024, 6:37 PM
@marvel72 - crazy how these studios keep doubling and tripling down on the horseshit.
Vigor
Vigor - 5/17/2024, 6:47 PM
@marvel72 - I think the idea is the shows are made for all. Furthermore they're not made EXCLUSIVELY for straight white men as the target audience
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/17/2024, 8:02 PM
@Vigor - Doctor Who use to be made for all but all it is now is just a platform to promote the message, it's just made exclusively for LGBTQ now.
marvel72
marvel72 - 5/17/2024, 8:25 PM
@marvel72 -

This pretty much sums up Doctor Who now.

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AvalonX
AvalonX - 5/18/2024, 12:27 AM
@marvel72 - This is coming out during Pride month. Place bets that at least one of these Jedi is gay (even though they arent supposed to be in relationships)
WarMonkey
WarMonkey - 5/18/2024, 7:29 AM
@AvalonX - One of the Jedi's is the wife of the Leslye Headland in real life.
AvalonX
AvalonX - 5/18/2024, 10:07 PM
@WarMonkey - Of course she is.
TheFinestSmack
TheFinestSmack - 5/17/2024, 10:24 PM
OMG another REVEAL!!!!!

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