Star Wars is famously known for making a pretty bad holiday special back in 1978. Now, 42 years later, they are trying another special again.
According to USA Today, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special will start streaming exclusively on Disney+ on November 17. The special will be bringing back Rey, Finn, and Poe Dameron as they celebrate Life Day, the “Star Wars”-y holiday introduced way back in the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special that first aired on CBS November 17, 1978.
The event is expected to take place after the events of last years billion-dollar hit The Rise of Skywalker. Rey and her droid best friend BB-8 head off on a quest to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force, but their visit to a mysterious Jedi Temple sends them careening through time and space. Rey interact will interact with Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda and other characters in some of the franchise’s most beloved moments, as they try to return in time for a “Life Day” feast with her friends on Chewbacca’s Wookiee homeworld of Kashyyyk.
The specials executive producer Josh Rimes, released a statement on why they chose to do this special:
“We wanted to give a wink and a nod to the original, 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 also revealed that the 45-minute holiday special was inspired by classic holiday films including It’s a Wonderful Life, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, Christmas Vacation, and mixed in with some 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 all make an appearance and have a chance to interact with one another.
The 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
Source: USA Today