Will Yoda be in ‘The Acolyte’?

The Acolyte, Disney Plus’s latest addition to the Star Wars universe, continues the franchise’s tradition of exploring its rich history to pave the way for new narratives and adventures. Positioned at the end of the High Republic era, a century before the events of The Phantom Menace, the series introduces viewers to fresh characters like Jedi Master Sol, portrayed by Lee Jung-jae, offering a blend of familiar lore and uncharted territory.


Amidst the excitement, one burning question looms large for fans: Will Yoda make an appearance in The Acolyte?


Unfortunately, creator Leslye Headland has definitively ruled out Yoda’s cameo in the series. Addressing speculation in an interview with ComicBook.com, Headland firmly stated, “No, there is not [a Yoda cameo].” While Yoda’s role as Grand Master of the Jedi Order during this era theoretically allows for his inclusion, Headland disclosed that Lucasfilm did not grant permission to use the iconic character.

Reflecting on her creative choices, Headland highlighted her deliberate decision to avoid legacy characters. In an interview with Den of Geek, she expressed, “The other thing I loved about this period was the lack of legacy characters. I was too nervous to take them on, but also, I feel like we’ve seen a lot of that.” This approach allowed her to explore a lesser-known era of the Star Wars galaxy with creative freedom, describing it as a “sandbox” ripe for storytelling experimentation.

As The Acolyte unfolds on Disney Plus, fans can delve into this new chapter of Star Wars lore, embracing the fresh narratives and characters that promise to captivate audiences while honoring the franchise’s expansive history.