“If this is what the future of Star Wars looks like I’m in”: Leslye Headland’s The Acolyte Might Turn into the Savior of Disney’s $10.3 Billion Franchise

Star Wars franchise gets a new hero in Leslye Headland's The Acolyte.

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  • The Star Wars franchise was met with criticism as the new trilogy and spin-off films left a dent in the franchise's popularity
  • Leslye Headland's The Acolyte could be Disney's savior for being a positive addition to the sci-fi franchise.
  • Early reviews from critics and fans on X give high hopes to Leslye Headland's The Acolyte.
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It looks like Leslye Headland has become the new savior for George Lucas’ Star Wars universe as she has come up with The Acolyte, which takes place before the prequel trilogy. The series is the first live-action Star Wars project of the year, and turns out that it is the show that Disney had been looking for so long, that could save the age-old franchise.

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Leslye Headland's The Acolyte is the savior of Star Wars franchise
A still from The Acolyte. Credits: Lucasfilm Ltd

The sci-fi franchise has recently met with immense criticism from fans because the recent films were box office bombs, and some fans believe that the new trilogy has negatively expanded their favorite universe. However, it looks like Headland’s upcoming show can get on the good side of the fans. Primarily because the expectations from the series are immensely high, especially after the trailer has created a lot of buzz from the fans.

Leslye Headland’s The Acolyte is The Savior That Lucasfilm Was Looking For

A ton of movie fanatics have grown up watching George Lucas’ Star Wars films, which were a timeless classic, as the original 6 films featured action, adventure, romance, and the philosophies of the Jedis and the Sithlords. The franchise is a favorite of many, but fans’ love for it started to wane when Lucasfilm decided to go offbeat and fund spin-off projects and a new trilogy.

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The Acolyte looks like a promising project
Carrie-Anne Moss as Jedi Master Indara in The Acolyte. Credits: Lucasfilm Ltd

The new trilogy is the most hated film in the franchise, because not only were the films bad but also because it was unnecessary and disregarded the rules set by the original films. However, Leslye Headland’s The Acolyte seems appealing and has the potential to save the age-old franchise. With the series, right around the corner, it has created immense hype among the fandom.

The TV Series is a prequel that is set about 100 years before the prequel trilogy and the Fall of the Republic. The story revolves around a young Padawan reuniting with her Master to find a killer, who either attacks or kills Jedis.

The storyline already has the attention of the viewers, but what makes it interesting is that a sense of mystery is attached to the series since it is going to take place eons before the Galactic Universe that we know and love.

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Fans are excited for The Acolyte
The Sith Lord in The Acolyte. Credits: Credits: Lucasfilm Ltd

Moreover, being a prequel TV Series is quite handy for Leslye Headland’s show because following this storyline would help her avoid any canonical mistake that has been already established in the movie series. Judging from the trailer, The Acolyte has a sense of seriousness to it.

Of course, Star Wars can be fun and goofy at times and fun to watch. However, the upcoming show has a more mature and darker take on what a lot of fans are used to watching. With the franchise expanding, it will probably feature more weapons like the lightsaber whip that had divided its fans.

However, on the brighter side, it means the creator has done her homework and has explored the Star Wars universe, which already makes it a pretty exciting watch. Headland has decided to take the $10.3 billion franchise to a new era.

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While Yoda might be potentially featured in the show because his species can live for centuries it is a speculation on my part. Nevertheless, the show looks like a ton of fun and a lot of Star Wars fans have high hopes for the upcoming series.

Star Wars Fans Praise The Acolyte for Being on Another Level of Greatness

The Acolyte is destined for greatness as it meets with an overwhelmingly positive response from the fans. Everyone has something unique to add but one thing was common among every critic of the show, that is, the series was made flawlessly and the action sequences in the series are absolutely top-notch. Here’s what the everyone had to say on X,

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Nevertheless, fans are excited to watch the series as the show has blown away the critics, and everyone believes that the void created in the Star Wars franchise was in the shape of The Acolyte.

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The Acolyte is scheduled to premiere on 4 June 2024 on Disney+.

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Written by Tushar Auddy

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Tushar Auddy, Content Writer. He has been in the entertainment industry for 3 years and is always on the lookout for a captivating story. He is a student of Linguistics and is currently pursuing his Master's degree in the same field. He has a passion for literature that runs deep and loves nothing more than getting lost in a novel for hours on end. When he isn't reading, you'll find him capturing the beauty of language.