It would seem that Star Wars can't get any busier, having unveiled a lot in recent weeks, including the announcement of The Bad Batch Season 2, updates on live-action shows like Ahsoka, Obi-Wan Kenobi, The Book of Boba Fett, and The Mandalorian Season 3, talk of two new films from Taika Waititi and Kevin Feige, as well as trailers for anime series Star Wars: Visions, video game LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga and VR experience Star Wars: Tales From the Galaxy's Edge - Last Call, and not to mention the announcement of an upcoming open-world game by Ubisoft.
It's a great time to be a Star Wars fan, but just when you thought Disney and Lucasfilm didn't have any more tricks up their sleeves, along comes a new treat, in the form of a trailer for LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales. The brand-new animated special will scream - sorry, stream - exclusively on Disney+ on October 1, and, in true LEGO fashion, looks to celebrate the entire saga, not unlike the upcoming video game LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, except this time with a seasoning of spooky offerings, courtesy of the dark side of the Force.
Check out the trailer below:
There's a lot going on in the new trailer, so much so that it's hard to keep track of how many iconic characters it's calling upon - but this is in no way a bad thing. We love it, and the signature LEGO parody is a breath of fresh air in a time where Star Wars seems to be getting quite serious, with the likes of upcoming anime anthology series Star Wars: Visions, and a whole roster of live-action shows (again, we're not complaining - it's just nice to get an injection of comedy from the faraway galaxy every once in a while).
But what's the plot for LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales? Well, the clue's in the name, but all that really tells us is that it's a Halloween special. But if it's anything like The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special that premiered on Disney+ last year, which centered around the sequel trilogy, while also doing a bit of a 'victory lap' through iconic scenes from other movies using a Star Wars Multiverse, then fans ought to be very excited. LEGO brings some much-needed levity to the faraway galaxy, and while Star Wars is hardly dark and brooding, we sure love seeing our favorite characters taking life a little less seriously.
This time, following the events of The Rise of Skywalker, Poe Dameron and BB-8 encounter one of the Hutts on Mustafar, who has claimed Darth Vader's castle and is transforming it into a luxury hotel, which is inspired by none other than the Sith. After exploring the castle, Vader's servant Vanee tells three scary stories relating to iconic villains that span all the movies (going by the trailer, it's clear one of them is Darth Maul, as we get a recreation of the scene from The Clone Wars in which Mother Talzin gives him his cybernetic legs on Dathomir using dark magic - although this version is a lot funnier).
Other iconic characters we get to see in the trailer are Emperor Palpatine, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, the Knights of Ren, Luke Skywalker, and General Grievous, although we're sure the animated special has a lot more tricks and treats in store for fans. There are also a number of homages to iconic horror movies too, which eagle-eyed viewers may have already picked up on. We first hear "Be afraid, be very afraid," which is a line from 1986's The Fly, and at the end of the trailer, a Battle Droid breaks down a door with an axe, before saying "Here's B14961138" (although it's a lot more monotone than Jack Nicholson).