Throughout final week’s Star Wars Celebration, Lucasfilm supplied a short take a look at its upcoming collection The Acolyte. The brand new present bucks the pattern of different current exhibits within the franchise by specializing in the Sith through the time of the High Republic. And one of many massive quotes going round on the time got here from showrunner Leslye Headland, who revealed how she pitched the present to Lucasfilm: “It’s Frozen meets Kill Invoice.”
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That’s an attention-grabbing comparability to make use of, and when chatting with IGN on the occasion, she went somewhat additional into what precisely that meant. To her, the present is about “the villainous—really being a robust, misunderstood girl,” therefore the Disney comparability. As for Kill Invoice, she stated it will be an excellent reference for the motion scenes, a few of which was proven through the present’s panel. In the identical method that director Quentin Tarantino was influenced by the samurai movies of Akira Kurosawa and wuxia motion pictures like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, the identical holds true for The Acolyte.
Past that, Headland drew affect from the Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated collection, and extra particularly the episode “The Wrong Jedi.” It wasthe present’s ultimate episode throughout its unique tenure on Cartoon Community and noticed Ahsoka Tano placed on trial by the Jedi Council as Anakin Skywalker labored to show her innocence. That specific episode struck her exhausting, stated Headland, as did the dynamic between Qi’ra (Emilia Clarke) and Darth Maul (Sam Witwer) on the finish of Solo: A Star Wars Story. “It’ll make sense sense if you see the present,” she assured.
Every bit of Star Wars media has drawn affect from issues exterior its personal supply materials, and sometimes to some attention-grabbing outcomes. The Acolyte has an eclectic mix of issues it’s impressed by, and we famous that it appears to partially really feel like a mix of samurai and heist motion pictures. We’ll discover out extra when Disney reveals extra about The Acolyte forward of its premiere on Disney+ in 2024.
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