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Can The Acolyte lead the epic Darth Maul lightsaber contest?

Celebrity Wars: The Acolyte hopes to lead the epic lightsaber contest between Obi-Wan, Qui-Gon & Darth Maul in The Phantom Risk.

Star Wars: The Acolyte, lightsaber duels, The Phantom Menace

If you happen to noticed the premiere of Celebrity Wars: The Phantom Risk in theaters again in 1999, you’ll know that the lightsaber contest which pitted Obi-Wan Kenobi and Qui-Gon Jin in opposition to Darth Maul used to be in contrast to anything else you’d ever perceptible. The lightsaber contest is regarded as to be one of the most very best within the franchise (I’d argue that John Williams’ Competition of the Fates is a heavy reason this is), however the later Disney+ layout The Acolyte hopes to present it a run for its cash.

Dafne Willing, who performs Jedi Jecki Lon, instructed Entertainment Weekly that the solid and staff of The Acolyte regularly spoke of short of their lightsaber battles to “match or exceed” the enduring contest from The Phantom Risk.

Yeah, that was a very frequent conversation we had,” Willing defined. “It used to be very a lot: We wish to lead the Darth Maul combat — probably the most iconic combat, I believe, within the Celebrity Wars cinematic universe. It’s such a fantastic combat and we had been all so fascinated with the saber fights. There’s the sort of talent and a craft to it that it feels so OG Celebrity Wars and feels so notable while you see it as a viewer.

Willing added that her favorite moments at the poised had been the lightsaber battles. “It was my favorite part of filming. I loved the whole training process of it,” she defined. “Everyone was very excited about it, which then made it much more fun. Our incredible stunt team created this kind of fusion of different martial arts and we were really trained in how to use the sabers. I feel very comfortable with a sword now, and I know that Charlie does too, and I know that JJ does too. We were all in there for hours a day training, and it was really fun to kind of explore also a different side to the characters within the fighting.” Like many actors who’ve performed Jedi within the franchise, Willing’s passion did get the most productive of her every now and then as she used to be instructed to ban making lightsaber noises and to ban smiling all over battles. “I was so excited and they kept having to come up to me and be like, ‘Dafne, you need to stop smiling. You’re fighting someone,’” she stated. “And I’d be like, ‘Oh yeah, I’m sorry. That is simply so a laugh. I like this.’

Will The Acolyte be capable of lead the epic Darth Maul contest? I assume we’ll have to attend and to find out for ourselves when the layout premieres on Disney+ on June 4th.

What’s your favorite lightsaber contest within the Celebrity Wars franchise?

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