It seems Weird Al Yankovic is heading back to a galaxy far, far away.
To coincide with the release of “The Phantom Menace” in 1999, which kicked off the Star Wars prequel trilogy, he gave Don McClean’s “American Pie” an overhaul and replaced it with “The Saga Begins” parody tale that chronicled the events of the movie.
Now, Weird Al is heading back to a galaxy far, far away as his own character: Vic Vankoh.
Weird Al Yankovic Is Heading To LEGO Star Wars Disney+ Summer Special
Well, lookee here… https://t.co/IMzMZdVZs6
— Al Yankovic (@alyankovic) June 21, 2022
Not only will Weird Al Yankovic star as a new character in an upcoming Disney special called “LEGO Star Wars Summer Vacation,” but he will also provide new music for the special in a song called “Scarif Beach Party.”
The synopsis for the show can be seen below:
Looking for a much-needed break from stormtroopers and TIE fighters, Finn arranges a surprise vacation for his friends Rey, Poe, Rose, Chewie, BB-8, R2-D2, and C-3PO, aboard the ultra-luxurious Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon. But Finn’s plan to have one last hurrah together quickly goes awry when he’s separated from the group. While searching for his friends, he encounters three Force ghosts: Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Leia Organa, who each share their own unexpected stories of vacations gone wrong, helping him to understand that holidays are about more than just having fun.
Weird Al posted the trailer to his Twitter page with the comment “Well, lookee here…” As many fans pointed out, he should have said, “Well, wookiee here…” Even the Star Wars Twitter account jumped in on the fun:
We’re all ready for a 🎶 Scarif beach paaarty!” 🎶
— Star Wars (@starwars) June 22, 2022
What Is ‘LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation’ About?
— Star Wars (@starwars) June 21, 2022
Last October, the “Terrifying Tales” Star Wars LEGO tale focused on Poe Dameron and BB-8 trying to escape Castle Vader in a spooky setting. The LEGO Star Wars Holiday Special focused on Rey trying to learn the true meaning of Life Day. It seems that “Summer Vacation” will finally get to put Finn in the spotlight.
Judging by the trailer, it looks like the events of the LEGO special will take place after 2019’s “The Rise of Skywalker,” which wrapped up the nine-episode Skywalker Saga. At first, the familiar characters of Rey, Rose, Finn, and Poe, board the Galactic Starcruiser, the Halcyon, for a summer vacation. However, something goes wrong, and it appears that Finn winds up at a bar where he’s confronted by the Force ghost of Obi-Wan Kenobi who tries to cheer him up by telling him his own vacation story that went awry.
— Star Wars (@starwars) June 18, 2022
Much like “Terrifying Tales,” the “Summer Vacation” special will also focus on three stories in one to give fans a glimpse of all of their favorite characters spread throughout the saga. Anakin Skywalker and Leia Organa also make an appearance to tell Finn their own stories, one of which includes a younger Ben Solo flying the Millennium Falcon. Before Ben Solo goes off for a drive, Leia warns him not to lose a hand, noting it’s “a thing in our family.”
Kelly Marie Tran will reprise her role as Rose Tico. Anthony Daniels will reprise his role as C-3PO and Billy Dee Williams will be reprising his role as Lando Calrissian, if only in voice form.
— Star Wars (@starwars) October 5, 2021
The voice actors from the previous LEGO specials will return as well. Helen Sadler will voice Rey, Omar Miller will voice Finn, Jake Green will voice Poe Dameron, and Matthew Wood will voice Ben Solo. Veteran voice actors Dee Bradley Baker and Matt Lanter will be making a return. They will also be joined by Matt Sloan, Paul F. Thompkins, Trevor Devall, Kyleigh Curran, James Arnold Taylor, Shelby Young, Ross Marquand, Kevin Michael Richardson, and Thomas Lennon.
“LEGO Star Wars: Summer Vacation” will be available to stream on Disney+ on Wednesday, August 3.