The Acolyte episode 4 features an intriguing Star Wars prequels cameo

Lee Jung-jae as Master Sol in The Acolyte
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The Acolyte episode 4 features an intriguing Star Wars prequels cameo, even though the show is set around 100 years before the events of The Phantom Menace

Now, it should go without saying, but the following contains major spoilers for The Acolyte episode 4! Turn back now if you're not up to date! 

If you're still reading, then you're ready to dive into that cameo and what it means… 

Who is the Jedi cameo in The Acolyte episode 4?

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You might spot a familiar Cerean in The Acolyte episode 4, who urges the Jedi to inform the High Council of the Mae situation. This is none other than Ki-Adi-Mundi, a Jedi on the High Council in the prequel movies. He's been immortalised in the prequel memes canon thanks to his line "what about the droid attack on the Wookiees?" 

If you were in any doubt that this particular Jedi is Ki-Adi-Mundi, you'll spot his name in the credits, too.

Of course, you might be wondering how it's possible that Ki-Adi-Mundi is present a century before the movies. It would seem Cereans have long life-spans: it's not entirely clear how long, though.

You might also have spotted another familiar face in this episode – a member of the Kel Dor species can be seen. Fans have been speculating that the mystery Jedi is Plo Koon since he was spotted in one of the trailers. But, at the moment, it's not certain that the Jedi is definitely Plo Koon, as the Jedi is nameless in the episode and Plo-Koon's name can't be spotted in the credits. 

So far, Ki-Adi-Mundi hasn't been heavily involved in the plot, so it remains to be seen if he'll play a larger role moving forwards. We'll be watching his career with great interest...

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Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.