Star Wars today dropped a trailer for the upcoming LEGO special, LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, and it looks great!
The special will premiere on Disney+ on Friday, October 1, and is a way to help celebrate Halloween Star Wars style. The premise of the show, as seen in the trailer and also outlined by StarWars.com, is that Graballa the Hutt is trying to turn Vader’s Castle on Mustafar into a luxury hotel, which Poe Dameron and BB-8 wind up at. There, Vaneé tells them three frightening tales.
Take a look at the trailer!
According to the StarWars.com article (and obviously glimpsed in the trailer), the three tales include:
- “The Lost Boy,” which is about Ben Solo first meeting Ren.
- “The Dueling Monstrosities,” which is about Maul and Grievous being reborn.
- “The Wookiee’s Paw,” which is about if Luke Skywalker got all his wishes granted immediately.
I’m excited for all three of these tales but the first one stands out as the most intriguing to me, as it’ll be our first time to actually ‘hear’ Ren, and it’s great to get more about him. He will also be appearing in the upcoming Crimson Reign comic too, which is exciting. Ren was the leader of the Knights of Ren before Ben Solo took his place, and we actually saw his first meeting with a young Ben in The Rise of Kylo Ren comic mini-series. It’ll be interesting to see that played out here, since we’ve actually seen it happen before, so we’ll have to see how closely this follows that account.
But that’s the thing with these LEGO specials, as they can take a lot of liberties and put a different spin on things. For example, the final story in this special seems to be a lot like the Marvel What If…? series, as it’s telling a story about what would/could have happened if Luke Skywalker actually got everything he wished for.
This whole special really reminds me of the Treehouse of Horror specials from The Simpsons. These episodes feature three different short stories that tell different frightening tales, and these tales aren’t considered to actually be “canon” and thus can take a lot more liberties. It’s easy to see how this special seems to be playing off of that: there’s a series of three frightening tales, and it doesn’t seem they are canon. Heck, even in the trailer Poe is asked if that’s really what happened and he says no. I view this (and really all the LEGO specials, to be honest) as being loosely based on canon events but not down to every detail. So I’ll put it more like this: the broader the story the more likely it is to actually have happened, but the more into the details you go the more likely it is to be embellished.
I am a huge fan of these LEGO specials, though, and thought that the Holiday Special that released last year was fantastic!! If this is anything like that was, we’re in for a real treat next month. I really would love to see a LEGO special like these become something of an annual tradition for Disney+, but we’ll have to see. I wasn’t expecting Terrifying Tales, after all, but I’m thrilled that we’re getting it. I can’t wait!