Disney+ has released a new poster for its upcoming Star Wars holiday special, LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. They also have announced the voice cast of the series, and it’s filled with franchise stars reprising their roles.
The cast includes 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).
The upcoming holiday special reunites LEGO versions of Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewie, Rose, and the droids for a joyous feast on Life Day, which is the holiday first introduced in the 1978 special. Here’s the synopsis:
Directly following the events of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Rey leaves her friends to prepare for Life Day as she 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?
The new LEGO special “will continue the rich legacy of collaboration between Lucasfilm and LEGO—playful adventures told in the endearingly irreverent way that only LEGO Star Wars co-branded content can.”
There will be plenty of nods to the original special, and according to executive producer Josh Rimes, “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 when on to say that “Life Day was an easy sell with Lego and Star Wars because it gives you the license to be a little more playful and comedic.”
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special was 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.
LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is set to arrive on Disney+ on November 17th, which is the same day the original Star Wars Holiday Special premiered on CBS. This isn’t the new Star Wars holiday special that I expected, but there are fans that will tune in to check it out.