In this Star Wars news update, we talk about Darth Revan from Knights of the Old Republic who is coming to live-action on Disney+ in the Acolyte. We also talk about the Mandalorian spin-off series of Ahsoka Tano which will see Rosario Dawson as the former Jedi looking for Ezra Bridger and Grand Admiral Thrawn after her appearance in the Mandalorian Season 2 with Din Djarin (Pedro Pascal) and Baby Yoda – Grogu. The show is by Jon Favreau and Dave Filoni.
The Acolyte will draw upon existing lore within Star Wars The High Republic and beyond. Star Wars: The Acolyte is a Star Wars television series currently being developed by Leslye Headland for Disney+. Headland will write, executive produce, and serve as the series’ showrunner. The show will focus on the emergence of dark side powers and Sith Star Wars lore in the final days of the High Republic Era. It was announced by Kathleen Kennedy during Disney Investor Day 2020 along with multiple other Star Wars projects, may of which are set within the Mandalorian Universe such as the Mandalorian Season 3, The Book of Boba Fett, Star Wars: Ahsoka (the Ahsoka Tano series featuring Rosario Dawson) and Rangers of the New Republic!
The Acolyte is expected to be a female-led show which could even potentially include familiar characters such as Darth Tenebrous and his apprentice Darth Plagueis the Wise who was the Master of Darth Sidious – Emperor Palpatine. While James Luceno wrote a Star Wars Legends novel on Plagueis, we first heard about him in Revenge of the Sith when Palpatine told Anakin Skywalker the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise. We also discuss everything we know so far and what we might expect. We could also get a younger live-action Yoda since he was around before the Phantom Menace as well.
This year, we can expect Star Wars The Bad Batch on May 4th, The Book of Boba Fett in December – where Temuera Morrison reprises his role as the bounty hunter who recently took over Jabba the Hutt’s Tatooine criminal underworld empire with Ming-Na Wen as his ally, Fennec Shand, and Star Wars Visions being released in between those two time periods.