Darth Vader might be one of the scariest villains in pop culture history. But Star Wars‘ on-screen adventures aren’t a bastion of horror. Outside the occasional giant spider or sarlacc pit, the sci-fi fantasy saga hasn’t explored the macabre that often. But that’s about to change. Disney+ has announced this October it’s bringing some spooky stories to the galaxy far, far away with the all-new LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales special.
Disney+’s upcoming Hallowstream celebration will include an animated special from Lucasfilm and The LEGO Group. Last year the two partnered for a Christmas movie with The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special. There won’t be many yuletide greetings on October 1, though, when the new special debuts. It will take place after The Rise of Skywalker, on one of the most sinister planets in all of Star Wars. For a night of telling ghost stories around the biggest campfire ever, at the former home of Darth Vader. From Disney+:
“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 Mouse House also announced the special’s voice cast. It features 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.
Ken Cunningham directs with a script from executive producer David Shayne. For a special that will give the phrase “a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away” an ominous new feel.