Star Wars fans have been spoiled with lots of television content lately, and it looks like Disney is ready to spoil them just a bit more. In addition to Star Wars Resistance and the upcoming live-action series The Mandalorian, a new trailer has dropped for the upcoming animated adventure LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars has arrived. The trailer is absolutely loaded with fan-favorite characters spanning from the new trilogy and back through the films’ timeline well into the Clone Wars era.
LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars is pulling out all the stops and will feature some of the biggest characters of the Star Wars franchise. It will apparently also follow some of the smaller ones like Maz, R0-GR, Admiral Ackbar and Graballa. It’s essentially a bonafide who’s who of the Star Wars universe, combined with the kind of silliness one can expect from the LEGO franchise.
While we don’t know exactly how LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars intends on using all of these heroes, we do have some background on how it will present them. Beginning Monday, October 29, shorts for the show will roll out daily on the Disney XD YouTube channel and DisneyNOW all the way up to Friday, November 2. After that, a special featuring all the shorts plus three additional adventures will air Saturday, November 10 at 11 a.m. on Disney XD.
LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars doesn’t end there, however, as half-hour episodes will premiere on Disney XD and DisneyNOW beginning Saturday, November 17 at 11:00 a.m. ET and each successive Saturday until December 8. That’s four half-hour episodes for Star Wars fans to enjoy, regardless of whether they know or not how these longer episodes will play out. Will these be elongated episodes of the shorts highlighted prior, or will it be an adventure that somehow blends all these characters?
The LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars trailer features more characters from the new films than it does the older ones. Even the representations of Lando, Han, and Leia are modern takes on the characters, rather than depictions of how they looked in the original trilogy. There also appeared to be some scenes recreated from Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which makes it feel as though this new adventure draws heavily from new material.
For all the big characters the LEGO Star Wars: All-Stars trailer had, neither Luke Skywalker nor Darth Vader are present in the trailer. It’s not entirely surprising the latter isn’t around given the bulk of new trilogy material, but one would think an appearance by old Luke would be possible given Leia’s presence. Perhaps there’s a reason for this that will become clear once the series premieres?