LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens already had an impressive lineup of major characters from the film as well as lesser known creations. Now the game has two more familiar faces: director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy!
Kotaku broke the news of Abrams and Kennedy’s debut as playable characters in a brief video. According to the video, both characters can accept missions for the Resistance (even though Abrams breaks a little bad and attacks his fellow good guys in the clip) and command troops while using the grappling hook. Both Abrams and Kennedy use a blaster in battle, although Abrams also has a film camera and he appears to have specific hand gestures.
Because this game pairs players up with a computer controlled partner, it’s possible to bring Abrams and Kennedy together at the same time, and the player can cycle through almost any character at will. However, it’s not currently clear if Abrams or Kennedy recorded any lines for the game.
Despite what some outlets have suggested, this is not the first time that the creative team behind a movie or a property have shown up in a LEGO game as playable character. Marvel Comics’ legend, Stan Lee has a sizable role in LEGO Marvel’s Avengers, which included original dialogue performed by Lee as well as a character specific “Iron Stan” suit of armor. Aside from the movie camera, it doesn’t appear that Abrams or Kennedy will be getting their own gimmick weapons. Although, is a Lens Flare gun too much to ask for?
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