LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special Trailer Takes Rey to the Past
Lucasfilm has released the official trailer and new key art for their upcoming LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, giving us a preview of Rey and BB-8’s time-travelling journey as they go down the sci-fi franchise’s memory lane to revisit some iconic Star Wars moments. The special is set to premiere on Tuesday, November 17, which is the same day that the first special aired on CBS in 1978. Also featuring LEGO versions of The Mandalorian’s Din Djarin and Baby Yoda, you can check out the video in the player below along with the key art in the gallery!
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is expected to be set after the events of last year’s The Rise of Skywalker with Rey, Finn, Poe Dameron, Rose Tico and Chewbacca gathering to celebrate Life Day, which is a Star Wars holiday that was first introduced in the 1978 TV special.
Rey sets off on a new adventure with BB-8 to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. At a mysterious Jedi Temple, she is 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, 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?
Franchise stars reprising their roles in the LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special include Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), as well as Star Wars: The Clone Wars vets Matt Lanter (Anakin Skywalker), Tom Kane (Yoda, Qui-Gon Jinn), James Arnold Taylor (Obi-Wan Kenobi), and Dee Bradley Baker (clone troopers).
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is a production of Atomic Cartoons, the LEGO Group, and Lucasfilm. It is directed by Ken Cunningham and written by David Shayne, who is also co-executive producer. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jason Cosler, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone are executive producers.
Executive producer Josh Rimes previously revealed that the new 45-minute holiday special is inspired by It’s a Wonderful Life, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Christmas Vacation and old Burl Ives musical cheer. He also excitedly teased that LEGO versions of the franchise’s villains including Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, and Kylo Ren will have a chance to interact with one another.