GameSpot may receive revenue from affiliate and advertising partnerships for sharing this content and from purchases through links.

New Star Wars: The Acolyte Featurette Explores Lee Jung-jae's Master Sol

Introducing Jedi Master Sol.


We're a few weeks away from the premiere of Star Wars: The Acolyte, which will introduce a slew of new characters from the New Republic era, taking place thousands of years before the Skywalker Saga. One of these characters is Jedi Master Sol, played by iconic Korean actor and Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae.

Exact details about The Acolyte aren't known outside of Lee investigating a murder where a former student of his is the prime suspect. Disney released a quick featurette about Sol with cast members and Lee himself talking about the character and praising the actor's abilities.

"I was writing the character of Sol when Squid Game came out," said Leslye Headland, showrunner and writer for The Acolyte. "I said 'that's Sol'. Lee Jung-jae ran the gamut of every single emotion. J.J. knows how to switch from being formidable and then switch to being heartbreaking. I don't know many actors that can do that."

There's some new footage of Sol calling out a mysterious opponent saying how they wield a Jedi's weapon but they aren't a Jedi as the red-lit blade ignites. There is also a closer look at Amandla Stenberg's character Mae and the fighting choreography that she and Lee perform for the show. Stenberg complimented her co-star saying how great he looks when he's fighting.

"Honestly I can't believe I played a part in Star Wars," Lee said excitedly. "I'm still trying to be cool about it."

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

Got a news tip or want to contact us directly? Email

Join the conversation
There are no comments about this story