the acolyte's oceanic planet: better than last jedi connection
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the acolyte's oceanic planet: better than last jedi connection

Jul 04, 2024 11:01 AM

Leslye Headland, showrunner of Disney and Lucasfilm's latest Star Wars series, The Acolyte, has addressed fan theories regarding the unknown oceanic planet featured in episode 6. Many speculated it was Ahch-To from The Last Jedi, but Headland clarifies it's not, citing differences in terrain and the presence of the rare mineral Cortosis. This metal, valuable in Star Wars lore, is crucial to the plot as it's used in Qimir's (the Stranger's) gear, allowing him to counter Jedi lightsabers effectively. Additionally, connections are being drawn between this planet and Bal’demnic from Star Wars Legends, known for its Cortosis deposits and links to Darth Tenebrous and Darth Plagueis.

Is the oceanic planet in The Acolyte the same as Ahch-To from The Last Jedi?n

No, according to showrunner Leslye Headland, the oceanic planet in The Acolyte is not Ahch-To. It is a different planet with similar terrain, chosen for its rich deposits of the rare mineral Cortosis.

Diving deeper into Star Wars lore, Cortosis is known for its ability to short out lightsabers, making it a sought-after material in both the current canon and the Legends continuity. It's most notably found on the planet Bal’demnic, which has historical ties to Sith Lords Darth Tenebrous and Darth Plagueis, adding layers of intrigue to The Acolyte's narrative.

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N3rdo N3rdo commented on: 2024-07-04 11:24:03
Really interesting to see how The Acolyte is weaving in deeper Star Wars lore with Cortosis and the links to Bal’demnic It's a great nod to the fans who are into the Legends continuity and adds a fresh layer of history to the new series.
Stimpy Stimpy commented on: 2024-07-04 11:18:03
Guess the galaxy isn't done with its Cortosis hype Love how The Acolyte is weaving Legends lore into the main story—gives us old-school fans something to chew on while newcomers get to discover these rich details for the first time.
Miss Peachy Miss Peachy commented on: 2024-07-04 11:12:03
It's refreshing to see detailed attention given to Star Wars lore in The Acolyte, especially with Cortosis playing a key role. Leslye Headland is definitely connecting some intriguing dots that hardcore fans will appreciate.
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