By Cale William
2020 has delivered a whole host of interesting, unique Star Wars content and it looks like that trend will continue later this year with the recently announced The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. Initially revealed by USA Today and later confirmed by starwars.com, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special marks the first holiday special in the series since 1978’s Star Wars Holiday Special, a cult favorite among Star Wars fans.
Debuting on Disney+ on November 17, The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special will be set after the events of The Rise of Skywalker and chronicle another adventure with Rey, Finn, Poe, Chewbacca, Rose, R2-D2, and BB-8. The story will feature Rey, in preparing for Life Day, journeying to a Jedi temple to gain a deeper knowledge of the Force. On her journey, Rey is plummeted into an adventure that spans the entire Skywalker saga, encountering the likes of Yoda, Vader, Obi-Wan, Luke, and more.
The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special is a co-production of Lucasfilm, the LEGO Group, and Atomic Cartoons and is directed by Ken Cunningham, who has previously directed LEGO Jurassic World and Spider-Man projects. The special is written by David Shayne and executive produced by Shayne, James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jason Cosler, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, and Keith Malone.
Fans have long awaited for another holiday special, following the much beloved (and ridiculed) special from 1978. A holiday special, however, has been hinted at several times recently. The Mandalorian features several cool easter eggs and references to Life Day, including Din Djarin and his parents wearing the red Life Day clothes seen in the original holiday special and a character even name-dropping Life Day. Previously, The Mandalorian creator Jon Favreau even spoke about his admiration for the Star Wars Holiday Special and his desire to see another one. Well, it looks like Favreau’s wishes have come true with this recent announcement. With the second season of The Mandalorian, Star Wars Squadrons, and now The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special all debuting this fall, it looks like 2020 will conclude on a high note for Star Wars fans.
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