If you think we've seen the last of female characters leading the Star Wars franchise after Disney's sequel trilogy failed to hit the mark with fans and critics, you've got it all wrong. In fact, one of Lucasfilm's upcoming projects, a series titled Star Wars: The Acolyte is set to feature a new female lead in the franchise, and rumor has it that the production company is eyeing a POC for its lead character.
Well, turns out the rumors are indeed true and according to a new report from Variety, The Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg is the current favorite to play the show's lead character. Her potential role's identity is still being kept under wraps as of writing. Other key details about the series have also not been disclosed and all we know for now is that The Acolyte will take place during the pre-Skywalker Saga and it's also rumored to mark the live-action debut of Darth Revan.
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Some fans might raise an eyebrow over Lucasfilm's decision to put the spotlight on another female character but I'm pretty sure the House of Mouse has learned its lesson the hard way with the whole Rey Skywalker fiasco. As long as the character is written well and isn't treated like a "Mary Sue", I'm pretty sure the Star Wars fandom will embrace her with arms wide open.
Star Wars: The Acolyte is expected to begin production sometime in 2022.