With The Book of Boba Fett a few months after its premiere, we get news of another of the Star Wars series that are on the way. This is The Acolyte, at the moment the only audiovisual fiction set in the High Republic, a new era that has begun to be traced through novels and comics. Production Weekly has revealed that this new product will begin filming next May 2022.
The truth is that there has been a dance dates. In the summer, DiscussionFilm published that filming would start in February, but LRM Online qualified that information weeks later and reported that production had been delayed until May. The most recent issue of Production Weekly, released on November 11, confirms this fact. For now, Lucasfilm maintains its usual secrecy, so we will have to wait to know new details about the series.
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The end of the High Republic
According to recent leaks, this thriller will explore the beginning of the end of the Republic, which begins at that moment of splendor of the Jedi Order and this political system. Little by little, democracy wears out and gives way to the situation that allows a Sith Lord like Darth Sidious to infiltrate in politics at the highest level, to hatch the plot that begins in The Phantom Amanaza and ends with the proclamation of the first Galactic Empire, as well as the destruction of the Jedi.
Star Wars: The Acolyte is just one of many projects announced by Lucasfilm. This year the filming of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Andor, while the third season of The Mandalorian is still in the process of recording, still without a specific release date on Disney +.
On the other hand, the película Star Wars: Rogue Squadron, which was to be the first to arrive, has been left in limbo. According to some sources, it is due to schedule problems of director Patty Jenkins, while others point to creative differences, although it is not officially confirmed.
Source | Production Weekly (via Bespin Bulletin)