Disney has announced that there will be a new 45 minute ‘Star Wars’ Holiday special coming to Disney+ on November 17 called “The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special.”
The announcement was posted on USA Today. The new special will bring “beloved heroes like Rey, Fin and Poe Dameron back together to 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.”
So 42 years later to the day.
Since it’s going to be LEGO Star Wars I’m sure it’s going to be funny. Especially since it’s supposedly paying “homage to the special’s disco-era predecessor.” Oh boy!
According to the show’s 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.”
He also said that the special will feature some of the “Star Wars” actors coming back to play their characters:
“The Lego holiday special, which Rimes teases will feature a few “Star Wars” movie actors reprising their roles, catches up with the cast after the events of last year’s saga-closing “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.” Rey and droid pal 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 interacts 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 home world of Kashyyyk.”
I just wish Disney would just let go of the sequel trilogy already because most fans have. I’m not sold on this one, especially after they go on about how they are going to explore Luke and Rey’s relationship. Not the crappy Luke we got in ‘The Last Jedi’ but the Luke Skywalker the fans all knew and loved. However, Rey is going to flip the “teacher and apprentice” and be the “seasoned” character. Yes, they are actually doing this.
“But the heart and soul of the special is Rey’s relationship with Luke – not the old Jedi master she knew but instead the rookie Rebel version from George Lucas’ original 1977 “Star Wars” movie. It becomes a much different take on a teacher and apprentice with the more seasoned Rey and a younger Luke,” according to Rimes.
Bring back the fandom of the past. Change everything now if you have to.
It is definitely interesting, that’s the best I can come up with right now.
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Source: USA Today
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