With the news that all upcoming Star Wars movies have been delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, fans will be happy to know that one tale from the galaxy far far away will hit their screens this year.
This November 17th, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special will arrive to Disney Plus. The original Star Wars Holiday Special aired on CBS way back in 1978 – and while it was widely panned, it’s become something of a cult classic for fans since.
Though Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker closed the Skywalker Saga for good, The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special will check back in with characters like Rey, Finn, Poe and Rose after the events of the final movie. The characters will be celebrating ‘Life Day’ – a traditional Wookiee holiday.
The official Star Wars website gives a plot summary for the Lego spinoff: ‘Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she embarks on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious Jedi temple, Rey finds herself hurled into a cross-timeline adventure through beloved moments in Star Wars cinematic history, coming into contact with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi and other iconic heroes and villains from all nine Skywalker saga films. But will she make it back in time for the Life Day feast and learn the true meaning of holiday spirit?’
Excecutive producer Josh Rimes added: ‘It’s a celebration of the saga. A lot of characters will be interacting with different characters and perhaps even different versions of themselves at different ages’.
Rimes confirmed that some Star Wars actors will be returning to voice their characters – though we don’t yet know who. He also teased Kylo Ren, Palpatine and Darth Vader appearing together, and that Rey will get to meet young, A New Hope-era Luke Skywalker.
If you can’t wait for more Star Wars, the good news is you can stream the entire saga – including the two spinoff movies and The Mandalorian – with a Disney Plus subscription today. You’ll also be able to watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe and hours of classic content like Toy Story and more.