With the season finale of “Star Wars Rebels” on the way, along with the return of Darth Vader in some capacity, that doesn’t mean the animated Star Wars fun on Disney XD is finished.
Not only is there a second season of the new animated series coming sometime this year, but THR reports that Disney XD has also picked up “LEGO Star Wars: Droid Tales,” a new animated take on all six chapters of the original Star Wars saga.
However, for some reason, there won’t be six 22-minute episodes of this new animated series, but rather just five. And these aren’t exactly LEGO remakes of the films either, because the movies are being “retold through the eyes of robots C-3PO and R2-D2 in a brand new story.”
That likely means that there will be some exaggeration and different perspective from the know-it-all golden droid who always seems to be whining and worried about something. Of course, we’ve already seen C-3PO do some storytelling before in Return of the Jedi, complete with authentic sound effects.
In fact, this new series happens after the Rebel Alliance victory on Endor seen at the end of Episode VI. The droids are telling their adventures to the entirety of the rebels that led them to their final victory. However, suddenly an accidental kidnapping leads to a new adventure that progresses to the re-telling of the saga in the chronological order, starting from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi.
This probably sounds weird to adult fans, but knowing how childish and family friendly the LEGO takes on Star Wars have been, whether in animated series or video games, this is a great way for fans to connect to the material who may not be into sitting through 12 hours of live-action feature films yet. As of now, there’s no details on who will be directing or writing, but if anything promising surfaces, we’ll let you know.
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