Leslye Headland Addresses Yoda’s Possible Appearance in ‘The Acolyte’: “Can You Imagine?”

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‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ is the next chapter in the ‘Star Wars’ franchise, coming to Disney+ on June 4th. It promises a completely different adventure.

Set during the High Republic Era, known as the Golden Age of the Jedi Order, the show aims to show that Jedi don’t have a monopoly on the Force and can be villains too, given the right context.

Since the show is set in a completely different time period from the rest of the live-action franchise, many fans wondered if Yoda, one of the most notable Jedi, could appear. The timeline would fit, given his species’ long lifespan.

However, the show’s creator, Leslye Headland, clarified that Yoda or any other familiar characters from the past won’t appear in the show.

Can you imagine? Can you imagine if they were like, ‘No problem, you can use Yoda. Not a big deal. Go for it.’ No, there is not… We are pulling characters from the High Republic and characters from EU, but that’s it.

Headland drew inspiration from the High Republic Era books for the show, with one notable character, Vernestra Rwoh played by Rebecca Henderson, making an appearance. Vernestra Rwoh’s character wields the lightwhip, which sparked some controversy before the show’s release.

Headland also confirmed that ‘The Acolyte’ will feature a cast without familiar faces from other Star Wars shows and movies. The story revolves around Jedi Master Sol (played by Lee Jung-jae) investigating the murder of another Jedi, suspecting his former Padawan, Osha (played by Amandla Stenberg). The plot hints at a larger conspiracy that will unravel over the course of the show’s eight episodes.

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