There may not be any new Star Wars movies on the horizon, but that doesn’t mean the Force isn’t still with us. As reported by USA Today, a new Star Wars holiday special will blend Yuletide nostalgia and a galaxy far, far away. And it’s bringing Rey, Finn, and Poe back together. The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, which premieres November 17 on Disney+, catches up with our Rebellion heroes as they celebrate Life Day.
If Life Day sounds familiar, it should. That’s the Star Wars holiday that first came into our lives in 1978, when CBS aired its Star Wars Holiday Special. The new project will act as a “post script” of sorts, checking in on Rey, Finn, and Poe after the events of The Rise of Skywalker. Rey and BB-8 find themselves on another adventure as they seek to learn more about the Force, but an encounter with a Jedi Temple upends their quest. In the vein of It’s A Wonderful Life, Rey connects with Luke, Darth Vader, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Yoda, and several other notable characters—all while trying to make it home for Life Day.
According to an interview with Rimes, the special is “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.” That means that we’re going to see things like Palpatine, Vader, and Kylo Ren hanging out—did someone say the galaxy’s dream team of antagonists? The special will also have present day Rey interacting with 1977-era Luke instead of Jedi Master Luke, who she’s connected with in the films. That’s sure to offer a fresh and fun take on their relationship, since we’ll see their roles almost reversed.
Rimes says that he hopes the special will bring a little bit of light in a year that’s been tough on pretty much everyone. And if anything can make our 2020 a little better, it’s Star Wars. Its eternal message of hope is just what we need.
Plus, we get to see LEGO Poe Dameron is in a Christmas sweater. Talk about an early holiday gift.
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