Disney’s CEO might have just confirmed the release window for Star Wars’ The Acolyte.
During the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media, and Telecom Conference on Thursday, March 9, Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed that The Acolyte will come to Disney+ in 2024, as reported by The Direct.
“Just last night, I got a clip of a Star Wars series that’s going to air on Disney+ in 2024 called ‘The Acolyte,’ that looks brilliant,” he said. “Television series is working for [Lucasfilm].”
Iger’s words are in line with earlier reports of a potential 2024 release date for the series, but is the closest thing to official confirmation we’ve seen so far. This would mean that The Acolyte will come out in the same year as the second season of Andor, perhaps mirroring the relationship between Ahsoka and The Mandalorian, which are both due to come out in 2023.
This news comes as StarWarsNews.net reports that a Madeiran filming location for The Acolyte, Fanal Forest, will be closed to the public again between March 19 and 22. This suggests that filming is still ongoing for the live-action show.
More details are likely expected around the show during Lucasfilm’s showcase at the Star Wars Celebration Europe 2023, taking place at the beginning of April.
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