Star Wars: The Force Awakens left many questions about the history of its characters, and now, at least a few of those will be answered by an unlikely source - the LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game.
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature six adventures that provide some backstory on characters seen in the film including just how Han and Chewie got ahold of all those Rathtars, and how Max Von Sydow's Lor San Tekka arrived on Jakku.
Here are the descriptions of the six new missions:
Rathtar Hunting – Follows Han Solo and Chewbacca’s voyage to capture the ravenous Rathtars.
Lor San Tekka’s Return – Uncovers secrets behind Lor San Tekka’s journey to the Jakku Village.
Poe to the Rescue – Details Poe Dameron’s daring rescue mission to save Admiral Ackbar.
Crimson Corsair – Explores how the notorious Outer Rim pirate, the Crimson Corsair, foiled the plans of the First Order.
Trouble Over Taul – Follows the events leading up C-3PO’s acquisition of his new red arm.
Ottegan Assault – Reveals a puzzle piece to how the Resistance and the First Order find Lor San Tekka on Jakku.
Check out the trailer right here:
Whether it's all exactly canon is a little unclear, however.
“Well, it's not really canon. If you watch the movie, it's not like they're not little Lego people. I think the word canon is a strong one to use,” Graham Goring, lead story designer of TT Games explained to The Hollywood Reporter. “Because it is LEGO Star Wars, we're given a surprising amount of latitude, in the same way that, if you play in free play mode, you can play as Han Solo in parts of the game where he's dead — spoilers, by the way.”
Additionally, many of the actual cast members from the film will reprise their roles to voice their characters in the game, including Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Anthony Daniels, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow.
“It is kind of crazy that, basically, everyone is back to reprise their roles,” said Goring. “It is amazing. If you'd told me ten years ago that I'd be writing dialogue for Han Solo, and it would be performed by Harrison Ford, I'd be all, 'get out of town and keep going out of town in very strong terms.' [Laughs]”
LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be available for Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, WiiU, and more on June 28.