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Star Wars ‘The Acolyte’ Star Amandla Stenberg Visits Disneyland’s Galaxy’s Edge

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ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 21: The Acolyte's Amandla Stenberg poses at Disneyland on May 21, 2024 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Disney)

For those who have been to Disneyland Park’s Star Wars Galaxy’s Edge, you know that it genuinely feels like walking into one of the films or shows. It’s a completely immersive experience that transports you to the galaxy far, far away.

Yesterday, that magical experience was a little more special for the lucky guests who were at the park when The Acolyte star, Amandla Stenberg visited Galaxy’s Edge to celebrate her upcoming series.

The Disney parks, especially in Southern California, are known to have star visits on a fairly regular basis. But it’s really exciting to have Stenberg on site just a few weeks before the highly anticipated new series releases on Disney+.

Stenberg took some great photos in front of a newly added photo opportunity with numerous lightsabers in the background. I’ve had the chance to visit this exact location, and it’s an exceptionally cool spot. She also visited the marquee attraction, Rise of the Resistance at Galaxy’s Edge, which you can see based on all the First Order Stormtroopers behind her.

Check out the photos from the visit below:

In addition to Stenberg’s visit, Star Wars also released a new clip from the series, which features Stenberg’s Mae going one-on-one with Lee Jung-jae’s Master Sol. This clip is one of my favorite glimpses we’ve seen from the series, as it really shows the martial arts action that is expected to be a big part of the choreography. I also love how effortlessly powerful Lee’s Master Sol is in this scene. If what we see here is a good reflection of the series as a whole, The Acolyte is going to be absolutely amazing.

Star Wars The Acolyte premieres June 4th on Disney+.

Mae and Sol Fight Clip from The Acolyte

About The Acolyte:

In “The Acolyte,” an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems…. The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss. Leslye Headland created the series, based on Star Wars by George Lucas, and serves as an executive producer along with Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers. Rayne Roberts, Damian Anderson, Eileen Shim and Rob Bredow are the producers. Headland also directed the premiere episodes (Eps. 101 & 102). Directors Kogonada (Eps. 103 & 107), Alex Garcia Lopez (Eps. 104 & 105) and Hanelle Culpepper (Eps. 106 & 108) round out the directing duties on the series. Award-winning composer Michael Abels, known for his work on “Get Out” and “Us,” scored “The Acolyte.” Season of the Force at Disneyland Resort ends soon on June 2, 2024.


Ron is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of POC Culture.  He is a big believer in the power and impact of pop culture and the importance of representation in media.

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