Three Star Wars veterans are joining Disney+’s upcoming Holiday Special.
Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), and Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) have all signed onto the voice cast of The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special.
Executive producer James Waugh said to EW:
“Williams had such great, positive energy around the whole project and, of course, we couldn’t do C-3PO without Anthony Daniels and he brought his magic to the character”.
” [Kelly Maria Tran] has a really prominent role throughout the story. This story works in an A-B way. The ‘A’ story is on Kashyyyk where Rey, Poe, Rose and Finn are all trying to create the greatest Life Day party ever for Chewie and his family. Then the B story is Rey going off to seek knowledge at the Jedi Temple that takes her across the movies’ history … Rose’s role in this it to really takes charge she basically saves the day, in many ways. We wanted to make sure we got a lot of Kelly in as Rose was going to be an essential part of whatever [the Resistance heroes’] future was going to be after Episode IX and she was a blast to work with.”
Other voice actors include The Clone Wars regulars such as Matt Lanter as Anakin Skywalker, Tom Kane as Yoda, James Arnold Taylor as Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Dee Bradley Baker “who has done every clone trooper you’ve ever heard.”
The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special also marks a redemptive return for the saga’s Holiday Special brand, as the project is a successor of sorts to the infamous 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special that aired once on CBS (and never again).
The Lego Star Wars Holiday Special streams Nov. 17 on Disney+.
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