Lucasfilm and Disney Plus have announced a new LEGO Star Wars holiday special, this time putting on the spooky with a Halloween theme.
LEGO Star Wars videos, whether shorts or otherwise, are always a blast. They manage to poke fun at the series while still bringing some fun ideas of their own. Last year’s Christmas—errr, LIFE Day—themed special was a blast, so I’m really excited to see them continue on Disney Plus.
Today brings the announcement and casting details for LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales which will debut on the streaming service on October 1st. Here’s what it will be about:
After the events of “The Rise of Skywalker,” Poe and BB-8 must make an emergency landing on the volcanic planet Mustafar where they meet the greedy and conniving Graballa the Hutt who has purchased Darth Vader’s castle and is renovating it into the galaxy’s first all-inclusive Sith-inspired luxury hotel. While waiting for his X-Wing to be repaired, Poe, BB-8, Graballa, and Dean (a plucky and courageous young boy who works as Graballa’s mechanic) venture deep into the mysterious castle with Vader’s loyal servant, Vaneé. Along the way, Vaneé shares three creepy stories linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars. As Vaneé spins his tales and lures our heroes deeper into the shadowy underbelly of the castle, a sinister plan emerges. With the help of Dean, Poe and BB-8 will have to face their fears, stop an ancient evil from rising, and escape to make it back to their friends.
If you’ve read any of the Tales From Vader’s Castle comics, this special sounds almost exactly the same. This isn’t a bad thing, and cool to see that idea transfer over into the visual spectrum in some form. They’ve also managed to pull together a solid cast:
Jake Green as Poe Dameron
Raphael Alejandro as Dean
Dana Snyder as Graballa the Hutt
Tony Hale as Vaneé
Christian Slater as Ren
Trevor Devall as Emperor Palpatine
Mary Elizabeth McGlynn as NI-L8
Matt Sloan as Darth Vader
David Shayne is writer and executive producer, and the director is Ken Cunningham. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone and Jason Cosler are executive producers. “LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales” is produced in collaboration with Atomic Cartoons.
Will you be tuning in for this on October 1st?