Star Wars: The Acolyte Showrunner Talks about Where the Jedi are Wrong
Published 4 weeks ago
Star Wars has been pretty clear-cut on who the good and bad guys are, but it looks like incoming series The Acolyte will be deconstructing the ever-righteous Jedi.
Talking to Empire Magazine (via @sw_holocron), The Acolyte showrunner Leslye Headland talks about how George Lucas himself had been showing how the Prequel Era Jedi were wrong in their ways. She explains:
“It’s interesting because the Jedi really think they’re right – and George Lucas tells us that they’re wrong in ‘Phantom Menace’. They missed a huge aspect of the dark side rising.”
Though some fans may think that the central message of Star Wars is that the Jedi are still the ultimate good in the universe, the same point Headland was making was hammered down by Luke Skywalker himself during his scenes in The Last Jedi:
Originally the last film in the Sequel Trilogy was supposed to have Rey transcend the light and dark nature of the Jedi and Sith, but when that idea was scrapped, we got the final confrontation in The Rise of Skywalker with Rey fighting a resurrected Sidious.
We don’t know exactly how Headland will tackle this concept in her show, but it has been rumored that her series will be following a Sith character who finds out what’s wrong with the Jedi during the High Republic era.
Until we get our first trailer, all fans can really do is guess.
Star Wars: The Acolyte still has no release date, but the series is expected to come to Disney+ sometime in early 2024.