‘The Acolyte’ Star Amandla Stenberg Opens Up About Joining ‘Star Wars’

The series is expected to begin filming later this year.

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The Acolyte star Amandla Stenberg shared their excitement about joining the Star Wars franchise now that Lucasfilm has confirmed their involvement.

The Acolyte will take Star Wars to a place it’s never been with a story set a century before the events of The Phantom Menace. The series was first announced in 2020, with Leslye Headland as the showrunner.

Stenberg Is Locked Into the Force

While Lucasfilm didn’t have any panels at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, they did have a presence on a floor with a Star Wars booth displaying costumes from the Disney Plus shows.

Lucasfilm also got wind that Amandla Stenberg would be attending the convention and finally confirmed their involvement with The Acolyte after it was reported months ago. Stenberg spoke with Den of Geek about joining the franchise and made it clear they are doing their homework:

“I’m so excited! Oh, my God, I’ve been on the edge of my seat for months. I’ve been attached for a long time… So my whole life is Star Wars. When I wake up I think about Star Wars, I love Star Wars before I go to sleep. I read Star Wars, I listen to Star Wars podcasts, you know? So my life has been transformed to being dedicated to this one universe, which is actually really fun and liberating. So to get to finally share it with the people that love the universe so much, especially because they contribute so much to it.”


Here is the synopsis for the most recent Star Wars series, Obi-Wan Kenobi:

During the reign of the Galactic Empire, former Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi embarks on a crucial mission. Kenobi must confront allies turned enemies and face the wrath of the Empire.

Directed by Deborah Chow from Joby Harold’s scripts, the series stars Ewan McGregor, Hayden Christensen, Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.

Obi-Wan Kenobi is streaming on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding The Acolyte, and subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Den of Geek

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden Scarnato

Ryden's affection for all things DC, Marvel, and Star Wars has led him to entertainment journalism at Heroic Hollywood as a News Editor.