THE ACOLYTE: Disney+ Releases New Series Of Character Posters - Are We Looking At The Master?

THE ACOLYTE: Disney+ Releases New Series Of Character Posters - Are We Looking At The Master?

Disney+ has released a new series of character posters for The Acolyte, and there's a very good chance that one of these individuals will be unveiled as "The Master."

By MarkCassidy - Jun 21, 2024 07:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: Via SFF Gazette

Now that the fourth episode of The Acolyte is streaming on Disney+, Lucasfilm has released a second batch of character posters, this time spotlighting Mae's twin Osha (Amandla Stenberg) and a group of highly enigmatic supporting players.

Each banner is accompanied by a profile of each character, and while they make for interesting reading, you won't find any hints about the true identity of the mysterious "Master." Even so, there's a very good chance one of these individuals will ultimately be unmasked as the Dark-side warrior who made his presence felt in the closing moment of this week's episode.

Right now, the most popular theory points to Manny Jacinto's former smuggler Qimir, who appears to know a bit too much about Mae's mission and the Master's orders. This would seem a little too obvious, however, and could turn out to be a red herring.

Check out the new posters at the links below, and be sure to share your thoughts 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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Malatrova15 - 6/21/2024, 7:21 AM
I cam comfirl now The Acolyte 2: Acolyte harder
Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 7:41 AM
@Malatrova15 - Keep going
TheVisionary25 - 6/21/2024, 7:29 AM
Qimir definitely seems like the most obvious & only choice to be “The Master” imo which makes me think it’s a red herring…

He’s been dodging Mae’s questioning about his involvement and when she tried to kill him because she thought he ratted her out , he was able to restrain her relatively easily it seemed.

He may not be the main baddie but there’s definitely more there then meets the eye imo.

Otherwise maybe one of the 2 mothers survived and is behind the mask?.

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Goldboink - 6/21/2024, 9:51 AM
@TheVisionary25 -
Yea, there's a sith lord in the backgound somewhere. I think that person was behind the Witches and manipulating them.

Can't wait to find out though.
Origame - 6/21/2024, 7:31 AM
Kinda OT: youtuber star wars theory is getting blamed for the supposed death threats being sent to the people at wookipedia. This is in spite of the fact he never once said anything about going after the people involved and always says to his audience to be respectful.

This is what I've been saying before. When the finger is placed on the star wars Fandom, they aren't just pointing at the few bad apples doing bad things. No, they're pointing it at...the Fandom. All of us.
Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 7:42 AM
@Origame - Where were those death threats posted? I suspect there's some Jussie'n goin' on over there...
Origame - 6/21/2024, 7:53 AM
@Batmangina - honestly I'm not gonna deny them, just not treat them as definitive fact.

But regardless of if the threats were real, SWT still clearly had nothing to do with them.
IronMan616 - 6/21/2024, 7:55 AM
@Origame - You see how a Disney executive is on camera admitting to DEI practices and the non hiring of white people. Blatant discrimination that they get away with.

Batmangina - 6/21/2024, 8:09 AM
@IronMan616 - Clearly, that's dubbed audio.

Racists going to come on and say racism doesn't exist and that forced DEI is real, amirite?
ObserverIO - 6/21/2024, 8:14 AM
@Origame - #IStandWithWookiePornHub
Vigor - 6/21/2024, 8:28 AM
@IronMan616 - I'd like to hear Disney's official stance in response to this video
CorndogBurglar - 6/21/2024, 8:30 AM
@Origame - I saw this. And people from other sites are attacking him on Twitter. To the point that he's had to threaten legal action for slander.

This dude has the biggest Star Wars channel on the internet. He's constantly telling his listeners not to attack people. He just speaks his mind. Some things he likes, others he doesn't. He just happens to really dislike The Alcolyte.

And I've watched his reaction videos to every episode. Yes, he hates it, and yes he explains why. But he never tells anyone to go make death threats. He never told people to contact Wookiepedia when he caught them red handed changing the history of a character to match the Acolyte's nonsense, live on his stream.

And yet these people don't see that THEY are the toxic ones. Attacking people for not liking something is as toxic as it gets.
CorndogBurglar - 6/21/2024, 8:34 AM
@Batmangina - I mean, I'm no expert, but his lips were matching up perfectly with the audio from what I could tell.
mountainman - 6/21/2024, 8:45 AM
@IronMan616 - Unfortunately people dismiss James O’Keefe because their propaganda news sources tell them to. He had a Pfizer exec on video admitting to tons of shady stuff around the COVID vaccine. Show it to one of the Branch Covidians that believed “the science” and they reject it all. I’m sure Disney shills will consider this video either fake or just dismiss it because it’s convenient for their world view. Cognitive Dissonance causes people to reject truth when it is inconvenient for them.
supermanrex - 6/21/2024, 9:27 AM
@Origame - Theory is grifter who happens to be a hardcore star wars fan. i used to like his content before he became an ass clown. he knows how to push the buttons of his viewers and get them foaming at the mouth. as long as his audience is pissed at Disney and its "woke agenda" he banks money. he is never happy about any star wars content now cause it could spell and end to his profits. he knows what he is doing and how to push the envelope while pretending he wants his viewers to be respectful to cover his ass when backlash hits. And dont get me started on Mike Zeroh's lying ass.
ThreadIsFemale - 6/21/2024, 9:28 AM
@IronMan616 - so? White males had their time. If Disney wants to atone for years of being exclusively white company then I'm all for it. In fact, I think Iger should step down and be replaced by a non-white, preferably non-male executive.
supermanrex - 6/21/2024, 9:30 AM
@CorndogBurglar - he pushes the right buttons. that's all that's needed. this same shit is in headlines now over the insurrection attempt and just politics in general. using hot button language to get something to occur while not overtly spelling out the illegal or immoral act to cover their asses.
Origame - 6/21/2024, 9:51 AM
@supermanrex - I see. So as long as you don't like him for being a "grifter" that means it's justified to accuse him of inciting violence and having his people send death threats. Seems fair 🙄
CorndogBurglar - 6/21/2024, 10:30 AM
@supermanrex - He pushes their buttons how? He did a livestream party and watched Acolyte episode 4. Then the people in the chat starting telling him thay Wookiepedia was being updated. So he went and checked, and it was. He didn't say anything about anyone attacking Wookiepedia. He just said he thought it was ridiculous. And it was.

This is insane. Placing blame for the actions of others on someone who always tells people specifically not to do the things that these people did.

How the hell does that make an ounce of sense?
DarthOmega - 6/21/2024, 10:57 AM
@supermanrex - Dude just stop. How the hell do you claim to know anything about the guy and write what you wrote? He has liked a ton of Disney Star Wars to the point the guy was in tears watching the Mandolorian Luke reveal.

Also pushing buttons? Look dude he is talking to an audience of fully sentient beings. Grown adults. We don't need people to tell us how to feel. Either we like it or we don't. The man has went above and beyond for years telling fans to not attack anyone. Share your opinions but don't attack. Sadly, there are elements of the Star Wars community does have issues. But it's small, and always conflated with the people who simply voice their dislike.
supermanrex - 6/21/2024, 12:14 PM
@DarthOmega - his channel is safe haven for those clowns to thrive and have their opinions and behaviors reinforced. he half asses his denouncements because he needs them angry and festering to get paid. liking anything disney star wars is bad for business for him and the other incel enclave leaders.
McMurdo - 6/21/2024, 1:27 PM
@Origame - he should sue em. Hold em accountable for defamation.
McMurdo - 6/21/2024, 1:30 PM
@supermanrex - comparing Theory to Mike Zeroh is a hilarious take. The Acolyte is literally the definition of grifting btw. It's ironic if you haven't put that together yet. Or maybe it isn't.
Origame - 6/21/2024, 1:37 PM
@McMurdo - he's threatening them. And when that happened tweets got deleted 🤣
Origame - 6/21/2024, 1:41 PM
@supermanrex - dude, he's literally just stating his opinions on the show. You're basically saying he can't express his emotions about the series because someone will do something stupid.

It's people like you that hate the first amendment.
McMurdo - 6/21/2024, 2:02 PM
@Origame - I saw. Those twitter folk are psychotic
supermanrex - 6/21/2024, 2:50 PM
@Origame - he can have whatever opinion he wants. what he is not doing is enforcing any of his fake outrage. start banning toxic [frick]ers in your chat, stop hosting and co streaming with ass wipes known for being toxic. be just adamant and forceful in your distaste for toxic people as he claims as he is forcefully adamant on letting the world know how much he hates Disney and Kennedy. he can despise Kennedy all day for all i give a shit as long as he backs up his not so tough talk on toxic people in star wars fandom. stop making money off them and start setting them as examples of what will not be tolerated. he just slaps them on the wrist and lets that toxic atmosphere fester during his streams.
Origame - 6/21/2024, 4:35 PM
@supermanrex - First of all, it's not his responsibility. he says EVERY TIME he covers someone to not go after them, don't attack them, and be respectful. They're his audience. Not his children.

Second, you're changing the topic. What toxic fans on his chat? What is he saying? How do you know he is even aware of these people because he has other sh!t to do beyond reading every single comment in every chat?

Third, more accusations. Knowing you you probably consider the drinker in that category.

Fourth, he IS adamant of his distaste for these people. But this is in the very small minority and Kathleen Kennedy/Disney are easily the worst. But then again, you're ok with them regularly calling their own audience racist and sexist for not liking their latest sludge of waste they call entertainment. THAT isn't toxic, and totally fair if said people do hate campaigns against critics who say nothing about race or gender but are still being lumped in for not liking the shows. And of course you turn your head at the Reylo fans who literally stalked Adam Driver's wife threatening to kill the poor woman. All this you don't care about. The only fake outrage is you, you corporate simp.
supermanrex - 6/24/2024, 9:35 AM
@Origame - well one. i dont condone what happened to Driver. especially since i never knew about that so i couldnt condone what im ignorant of anyway. i dont condone any star getting shit. i didn't condone the overblown nature of gina carano either whos politics are the polar opposite of mine. her shit could have been handled internally and didn't need to escalate to firing. Second its theories channel and i guarantee he will ban any pro headland chatters who get out of control but he conveniently is hands off parenting with his chat that agrees with him but are extremely toxic in their comments. he even cherry picks comments and giggles along with them in their toxicity towards the actors. comments that go beyond professional criticism. he is reinforcing that behavior, which is his right. but dont pretend to be anti toxic and bullying in some shitty small print fashion then turn around in less than five minutes start cyber bullying these people outside the professional criticism area. this proves he does check and rely on those comments for his content. like i said i loved the channel until he started turning into this weird clique like toxic enclave with no repressions for crossing the line except for a wink wink slap on the wrist.
Origame - 6/24/2024, 9:51 AM
@supermanrex - 1) yes, because you were too busy yelling at people for not liking rey. It wasn't hard to find this out, especially if you were online when the rise of skywalker was out. But you and the major news outlets decided the people hating modern star wars were the real problem.

2) oh sure. Speculation. That's all you have to justify him getting accused of literal crimes he never committed. Guess it's OK this is happening to him, because "you guess" he bans people only for being pro headland. 🙄

3) cherry picking comments? So what you and the rest of media do to paint the Fandom as toxic?

4) small print fashion? He literally repeats that to the point it's a meme to his audience. You're acting like he keeps this in his description at the very bottom but in reality he verbally says it completely clearly every time he covers someone new. Try actually watching his videos instead of guessing how he does things.

5) now you're going beyond that and saying he himself is cyber bullying them? How? Give an example.

6) you liked him until he stopped agreeing with you. Because you'd have to purposefully ignore his content in order to pretend he's actually being toxic.
supermanrex - 6/24/2024, 1:52 PM
@Origame - no i watch his videos and i see the same shit happening. i actually check in on things i dislike to verify its junk. like i said i loved his channel. now he is just negative all the mofo time. cause he makes more money with negativity than to be fair.he could literally convey his points on how he dislikes current star wars direction without speculating about peoples sexuality in the shows. continuity issues are continuity issues whether the witches bang each other out or not. he chooses to hammer the fact that they are possibly lesbians and does it in the EWWW this is disgusting manner. but then hurries up and half asses a comment about oh but he doesn't care what their sex preference or race is .. he just wants good stories, then he goes back to bashing the show using sexuality preference as his main point. dude has turned into a [frick]ing bigoted dick to cash in on this shit.
Origame - 6/24/2024, 2:23 PM
@supermanrex - dude isn't even that negative to Disney's star wars. Dude even cried during kenobi. All he is is very opinionated. When he doesn't like something, he really doesn't like it. And this, he simply didn't like it.

Oh and guess what? He's getting death threats because wookipedia put the spotlight on him with no proof. Good job. By your logic, you've endorsed death threats against him.
IvanBadski - 6/21/2024, 7:34 AM
why else would this budget ezra miller be of any significance...
MarkCassidy - 6/21/2024, 7:41 AM
@IvanBadski - Not a fan of The Good Place I take it?
FireandBlood - 6/21/2024, 7:49 AM
@MarkCassidy - Exactly what I was thinking
ObserverIO - 6/21/2024, 8:15 AM
@MarkCassidy - THAT'S where I know him from!
clintthahamster - 6/21/2024, 8:07 AM
If it's Qimir, I'll be disappointed. But I don't think it's going to be Qimir. Far too obvious, really the only obvious option. Headland's had a hand in two of the best mystery shows in the last 20 years (Russian Doll and Terriers.) I trust that she's not going to tell a mystery story with a solution that obvious half-way through the show's run.
TheVisionary25 - 6/21/2024, 8:12 AM
@clintthahamster - yeah , I hope so too

I feel like it has to be a character we already know in the show or fans know from other material otherwise it won’t be impactful.

It could be the case that it matters less who it is and why they did it too such as we don’t know the full story of what happened on Brendock still.
clintthahamster - 6/21/2024, 8:16 AM
@TheVisionary25 - It would make sense that the rest of that story would be told once the Master is revealed to be someone that was there . . . Not Sol, so . . . Koril or Aniseya?
Itwasme - 6/21/2024, 8:58 AM
@clintthahamster - I'm wondering if it might be Carrie Ann Moss... first fight might have been a bit of a ruse.
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