The Star Wars Holiday Special is considered a pop culture phenomenon that is simultaneously loved and loathed by many Star Wars fans. But that all changed when Disney decided to give it a contemporary update by adding a LEGO spin to it. And since that was such a hit, it was inevitable that the studio would visit other holidays set in the Star Wars universe. As such Disney+ subscribers are getting “LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales,” an all-new short for Disney’s Halloween Stream event that starts on October 1, 2021. The new special sees Poe Dameron and BB-8 journey to the volcanic planet of Mustifar to see how Darth Vader’s castle has been transformed into a Sith-inspired luxury hotel.
Of course, with a castle-turned hotel as iconic as Darth Vader’s, you can be sure the owners are now putting some Sith artifacts on display. What those remain to be seen. One thing is for sure, it’s going to be fun to see director Ken Cunningham take fans on that journey. And it is going to be one hysterical tour as Christian Slater and Tony Hale are providing some of the voices for the all new special.
Here’s the official plot synopsis:
After the events of “The Rise of Skywalker,” 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.
“LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales” features a talented voice cast that includes 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. David Shayne is writer and executive producer, and the director is Ken Cunningham. James Waugh, Josh Rimes, Jacqui Lopez, Jill Wilfert, Keith Malone and Jason Cosler are executive producers. “LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales” is produced in collaboration with Atomic Cartoons.
“LEGO® Star Wars Terrifying Tales,” which premieres October 1 as a part of Disney+’s Hallowstream celebration.