Dafne Keen is best known for her roles in Logan and His Dark Materials, but she’s attached to the upcoming Star Wars show from Leslye Headland (Russian Doll) called The Acolyte. We don’t have much details about the show yet, but Keen has confirmed some details about her character.
Talking to ScreenRant, Keen explains, “I can’t say much. I can say she’s an alien. She’s pretty cool, she’s pretty badass. She gets to play a bit with lightsabers, which is fun, which I loved and… It’s just an honor to be a Jedi.”
Exclusive: #TheAcolyte cast members Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Jodie Turner-Smith, Joonas Suotamo, Dean-Charles Chapman, and Charlie Barnett share details about their #StarWars characters, including a Wookie Jedi Master and a powerful Force-wielder: https://t.co/qPF57nGNuP pic.twitter.com/FRgpLCZoZg
— Screen Rant (@screenrant) April 10, 2023
Considering how tightly Lucasfilm keeps a lid on their projects, Keen actually shared a lot of details about her character. With her playing the role of a tiny Wolverine in Logan, it would make sense to watch her do some more action again with a property like Star Wars.
Here’s the synopsis for The Acolyte:
“A former Padawan reunites with her Jedi Master to investigate a series of crimes, but the forces they confront are more sinister than they ever anticipated.”
Besides Keen, the series has also gathered a cast which includes Jodie Turner-Smith, Carrie-Anne Moss, Lee Jung-jae, and Manny Jacinto. The lead is also being played by Amandla Stenberg, and it’s still unclear whether her character is a Jedi or actually a Sith acolyte.
Hopefully we get more reveals soon. The Acolyte has no release date yet, but with the series currently filming, I’m expecting a premiere on Disney+ maybe later this year, or early 2024.