Today, Lucasfilm released the official trailer for the upcoming LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, a new Lego adventure in the vein of last year’s LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. The project was announced early last month and will debut on Disney Plus next month.
No new poster has been released for the Original Special, which already dropped one with the announcement back in August. From StarWars.com:
The special from Lucasfilm and the LEGO group follows Darth Vader’s loyal servant Vaneé, played by Tony Hale, as he tells three frightening Sith stories: “The Lost Boy,” the story of how a young Ben Solo first meets Ren; “The Dueling Monstrosities,” which imagines how Darth Maul and General Grievous were reborn; and “The Wookiee’s Paw,” which gives a look at what might have been if all of Luke Skywalker’s greatest wishes were immediately granted.
The official synopsis of the project reads:
“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.”
The trailer is a great showcase of the premise and the traditional LEGO humor we’ve come to expect from projects like these. It looks like a lot of fun and shows that Star Wars doesn’t take itself too seriously, but still believes in what it has to offer (paraphrasing Taika Waititi here). Check the trailer below:
The voice cast includes 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; and Matt Sloan as Darth Vader. LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales was directed by Ken Cunningham and written and executive produced by David Shayne. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone, Jason Cosler, and Jennifer Twiner McCarron also serve as executive producers. Daniel Cavey and Dan Langlois are the producers.
LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales will debut on Disney Plus on October 1.