For thousands of years there’s been good reason to look forward to the end of the year – whether you light seven candles, expect to have a portly saint climb down your chimney or just because the days start to get longer – and with the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special we have even more to look forward to.
Revealed today, via Variety.com, is the news that actors Kelly Marie Tran, Billy Dee Williams and Anthony Daniels will be reprising their roles for the animated special, and alongside them numerous voice talents from The Clone Wars animated series – including Matt Lanter, Tom Kane, James Arnold Taylor and Dee Bradley Baker – will reprise their roles.
In a plot that reads like a certain Dickens novel, a Force-inspired journey leads Rey in a cross-timeline/trilogy/saga adventure that has her meeting Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Yoda, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and other iconic heroes and villains from the Skywalker Saga movies. Will she make it back to Kashyyyk in time to take part in the Life Day festivities?
Most fans of the Star Wars galaxy will instantly recognize elements from the original Star Wars Holiday Special, which was only broadcast once in a limited number of countries. Also set on the Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk, it recounted the arduous wait that Chewbacca’s son Lumpy had to endure while his father, Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Princess Leia evaded an Imperial blockade in order to visit Chewie’s family on Life Day.
Head over to StarWars.com for a deeper look into the plot development and character drivers, a chat with executive producers James Waugh and Josh Rimes as well as a look at some newly revealed imagery.
Produced by Atomic Cartoons, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is a sequel – set 42 years later – to the original Star Wars Holiday Special and will be broadcast globally on November 17th, 2020 on the Disney+ streaming service.
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Having enjoyed playing with LEGO from his earliest years, Jeremy started collecting LEGO Star Wars in 1999 when the theme was first released. He has shared his thoughts and opinions on LEGO via a number of websites – including starwars.com, rebelscum.com and brickset.com – contributed to the LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary series and served the LEGO Ambassador Network as a Recognised LEGO Fan Media representative.