Squid Game star Lee Jung-jae is officially joining the Star Wars universe as the male lead in the upcoming Disney+ series “The Novice.”
According to Deadline, Lee will play alongside Amandla Stenberg in the upcoming detective thriller, which will take viewers into a darker era of the Star Wars universe.
Lee has starred in several films and TV shows over his nearly 30-year career, but has attracted worldwide attention after the breakthrough success of Squid Game 2021 (which IGN said was awesome), although this will be his first job with a major studio.
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“Star Wars: The Helper” is owned by Leslie Hedland, who wrote the scripts for the films “Bachelorette Party” and “About Last Night”, but is perhaps best known for co-writing “Russian Doll” for Netflix.
Back in July, it was confirmed that co-host Stenberg would present and (presumably) will play a titled Acolyte, a new Sith undergoing training. They are best known for the role of Ryu in The Hunger Games, and more recently they have appeared in such films as “As You Are”, “The Hate You Give” and “Dear Even Hansen”.
Disney is still tight-lipped about “The Novice,” which still doesn’t have a release window, but we know it plans to bring back parts of the old “Star Wars” canon that was erased when it acquired the franchise.
Ryan Dinsdale is an IGN freelancer. He’ll be talking about the Witcher all day.