WATCH: New Trailer For ‘The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special’
The first trailer for The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special was released last week. Based on the infamous television special of the same name from 1978, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special wisely takes only one aspect from the original material and creates a new story that pays tribute to all nine Star Wars films along with its television shows like Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars: Rebels and The Mandalorian. This is mainly due to the fact that the original Star Wars Holiday Special is one of, if not the most hated, piece of media to ever come from the franchise, even more so than the Prequel Trilogy and the Special Edition updates to the Original Trilogy. Even George Lucas despises The Star Wars Holiday Special and has done his absolute best to keep the special from being shown to the public after its original release. However, the trailer for The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special shows that it will mainly just have fun while still telling a comprehensible story.
In the trailer, Yoda (Tom Kane) narrates the story with many of the characters like Lando Calrissian (Billy Dee Williams) and C-3PO (Anthony Daniels). We then cut to Rey (Helen Sadler) who searches through a frozen area and finds a crystal with BB-8. As she picks up the crystal, a portal opens up that takes her to the events of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope where she falls into the X-Wing shop that Luke Skywalker (Eric Bauza) is using to blow up the original Death Star. As Rey goes through different events of the original trilogy and meets characters such as Yoda, Darth Vader (Matt Sloan), and Emperor Palpatine (Trevor Devall). The trailer soon cuts to a shirtless Kylo Ren (Mathew Wood), who gets excited upon meeting the Emperor, to which the latter uncomfortably asks him to put some clothes on. Darth Vader then steals the crystal and gives it to the Emperor, who announces his plan to change the future.
The trailer then shows several battles between Rey and Darth Vader across several of the original films. The two even get distracted by The Child from The Mandalorian and stare at it in awe due to its cuteness. After a gag is shown about the Emperor rejecting Darth Vader’s gift of a coffee mug, the cast lands on Luke’s home planet of Tatooine where a younger Luke is confused by the group. Both Rey and Vader are shocked to see him, with the latter almost revealing that he is Luke’s father, before sloppily covering it up. The trailer then ends with both the younger and older Han Solo (A.J. LoCascio) seeing Greedo among the crowd. As the two offer to shoot him for the other, they both end up killing the bounty hunter at the same time.
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special will air on November 17 on the streaming service Disney+, where fans can decide if this will be an improvement over the original special, which will almost definitely be the case.