A new trailer has dropped for LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales, the Halloween special coming to Disney+ on Oct. 1. In addition to giving fans their best glimpse yet at the hilarious and spooky story, the trailer also divulged new plot details.
The original synopsis on StarWars.com revealed that much of the plot will revolve around Vader’s loyal servant Vaneé sharing “three creepy stories linked to ancient artifacts and iconic villains from across all eras of Star Wars.”
The new trailer reveals what those three stories are, with the prequel, original, and sequel trilogy eras all receiving a single story. The prequel trilogy story will focus on the return of Maul during The Clone Wars, along with Mother Talzin and the Nightsisters. The creepy nature of the Nighsisters and the initial absurdity of Maul’s return makes it perfect for the comedic and slightly scary blend of this story.
In some ways similar to Marvel’s current television series What If…?, the original trilogy story will focus on a story of what could’ve happened if Luke Skywalker joined the Empire as a TIE Fighter Pilot. Marvel’s What If…? series has recently sparked many fan conversations about these kinds of scenarios in Star Wars, making it the perfect time to capitalize on how different things would be if Luke joined the Empire instead of the Rebellion.
LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales trailer
Meanwhile, the sequel trilogy story will follow the Knights of Ren and Ben Solo’s fall to the Dark Side. After being teased in The Force Awakens and playing a surprisingly small role in The Rise of Skywalker, the Knights of Ren haven’t received much focus or development outside of Charles Soule’s Rise of Kylo Ren comic series. Their prominence in Terrifying Tales will be most welcome and made even better with Christian Slater voicing Ren himself.
The rich variety of these stories is enough to make Terrifying Tales worth watching, not to mention getting more story material from fan-favorites like Poe Dameron and Graballa the Hutt. Beyond being fun — you can’t beat a B1 parodying “Here’s Johnny!” from The Shining —Terrifying Tales looks like it will also teach important lessons, such as when Poe tells young Dean: “Everyone gets scared, kid. Without fear, you can’t have courage.”
Just like other LEGO Star Wars stories, Terrifying Tales will not be considered canon, although it obviously features many canon elements. The attention to continuity is still on point as fans will notice that when Poe Dameron lands on the planet Mustafar at the beginning of the trailer, he doesn’t land on a platform in a field of lava, but among the husks of burnt-out trees. This resembles Mustafar as fans saw it at the beginning of The Rise of Skywalker and it makes sense that the planet still looks like this as Terrifying Tales takes place after The Rise of Skywalker.
Between Terrifying Tales, last year’s LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special, and the Star Wars: Vision episodes “The Twins” and “The Ninth Jedi”, it is fascinating to see that all the new post-Rise of Skywalker content is being released in stories that aren’t canon.
Regardless, Terrifying Tales looks like it will be a hilarious Halloween story with substance and spookiness for all ages. Stay tuned to Dork Side of the Force for more LEGO Star Wars Terrifying Tales news and coverage!