‘The Acolyte’ — The High Republic Gets the Action Figure Treatment


The Massive Image

  • New
    Acolyte
    figures by Hasbro showcase numerous Jedi characters with distinctive equipment, together with lightsabers and knives.
  • The upcoming Star Wars sequence delves into the Excessive Republic period, exploring a darker facet as Jedi examine mysterious deaths, resulting in the rise of the Sith.
  • Set for a two-episode premiere on Disney+ on June 4, 2024,
    The Acolyte
    guarantees a fascinating homicide thriller with a star-studded forged.


The primary trailer for The Acolyte surprised Star Wars followers throughout the galaxy earlier this week, teasing a darker journey set within the universe’s “Excessive Republic” period. The series is set to debut on Disney+ this June and, similar to with each new piece of Star Wars content material, meaning new Acolyte toys are proper across the nook. Now, Hasbro has unveiled their first wave of Acolyte figures, highlighting the present’s numerous group of Jedi.


The wave options 5 figures. There’s Jedi Knight Yord Fandar, Jedi Grasp Indara, Padawan Jecki Lon, Jedi Grasp Sol, and the mysterious murderer Mae. These characters have been all no less than briefly teased in the previously mentioned trailer. The Jedi are seen of their conventional brown and tan robes, much like how they have been depicted all through the Star Wars prequel period. Nevertheless, Amandla Stenberg’s Mae is essentially the most attention-grabbing of the bunch along with her hanging purple gown and unique-looking physique armor. When it comes to equipment, all of the Jedi will include a lightsaber with a detachable blade, whereas Mae will include 4 knives and a detachable face wrap. As well as, Mae and Sol will likely be added to Hasbro’s Star Wars Classic Assortment of figures.



What’s ’The Acolyte’ About?

Whereas reveals like The Mandalorian and Ahsoka have caught near each the previous Star Wars eras and the franchise’s staple tone, like Andor, The Acolyte appears to faucet into its infectious darkish facet. The present itself takes place within the closing days of the Excessive Republic period (100 years earlier than The Phantom Menace) when the Jedi were in their prime and the darkish facet was one thing weaker than a quiet whisper throughout the celebs. Nevertheless, Acolyte appears to cowl that sinister tide shift that might ultimately result in the rise of the Sith and the autumn of the Jedi Order a long time later. This will likely be a type of homicide thriller that has lifeless Jedi on the heart of it. If that wasn’t sufficient intrigue for the informal Star Wars viewers, the sequence will characteristic a star-studded forged, together with Stenberg, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lee Jung-jae, Rebecca Henderson, Charlie Barnett, Dafne Keen, Joonas Suotamo, and Manny Jacinto.


The Acolyte can have its two-episode premiere on Disney+ on June 4, 2024. The primary season will encompass eight episodes and there are plans to make this a multi-season series. That is the primary time the High Republic period will likely be depicted in live-action and, from the trailer alone, Acolyte appears so as to add a ton of depth to the pre-existing Star Wars lore. As we get nearer to the sequence debut, anticipate Hasbro to announce extra characters within the new line. The first wave of figures will go up for pre-order on March 21 at 1 PM EST on their website. You possibly can preview them above and watch Acolyte’s trailer under.

The Acolyte

The Acolyte is a mystery-thriller that may take viewers right into a galaxy of shadowy secrets and techniques and rising dark-side powers within the closing days of the Excessive Republic period. A former Padawan reunites along with her Jedi Grasp to research a sequence of crimes, however the forces they confront are extra sinister than they ever anticipated.

Launch Date
June 4, 2024

Fundamental Style
Sci-Fi

Seasons
1

Studio
Disney+

Franchise
Star Wars



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