Leslye Headland and Amandla Stenberg Are Teasing “A Girl Fight That Gets Gnarly” for ‘The Acolyte’ Episode 5

Leslye Headland and Amandla Stenberg Are Teasing "A Girl Fight That Gets Gnarly" for 'The Acolyte' Episode 5

Disney’s new Star Wars project, The Acolyte finally premiered on Disney+ on June 4, 2024, with two episodes, and it is undoubtedly one of the most talked-about and controversial Star Wars projects of all time, if not the most controversial one. The series had become a controversial project even before the premiere, with showrunner Leslye Headland sparking a lot of controversies with her comments on the show and the franchise in general, claiming stuff that some fans considered outrageous. The reactions to the series have been, as you might expect, very dynamic and fans keep debating the show on a daily basis.

On the other hand, the production side of the whole story is constantly teasing us with more and more content, and from what we could gather, we are in for a treat when it comes to fighting in the series in the upcoming Episode 5, which is set to be released on June 25, 2024.

Leslye Headland has been discussing the show for some time now, with many of her statements sparking a lot of reactions. But, while some of these can be considered controversial, the statement we are going to discuss in this report is actually a tease for what is coming up in Episode 5, which is the next episode that is going to air. Namely, in an interview she gave together with Amandla Stenberg, one of the series’ stars, Headland revealed that we have a proper and exciting fight coming up in Episode 5:

Leslye Headland: “I will say that when you get to episode 5, we mix it up. There’s one fight that I was thinking specifically that you have that’s hand combat, and it’s very down and dirty and scrappy, if you will.”

Amandla Stenberg: “I don’t want to say too much, but the stunt or sequence that I’m the proudest of is a girl fight that gets gnarly. “

Source: ScreenRant

Based on some earlier reports that we have posted on the site, The Acolyte wants to elevate the Darth Maul fight scene from The Phantom Menace, so it seems that they are quite ambitious, as the Darth Maul fight scene was one of the best fights in the whole franchise and it was magnificently choreographed.

We only know that it is going to be a fight between female characters and that Stenberg did have to pull off some great stunts in it, so this sounds promising, but The Acolyte hasn’t really been living up to the fans’ expectations, so we will have to wait and see how it all turns out in the end.

As for who is going to fight, it is unclear as of the time of writing, but many fans are speculating that it could be the long-awaited fight between Dafne Keen’s Jecki Lon and Stenberg’s Mae, although this is just speculation at this time.

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