When Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (hereafter referred to simple as The Force Awakens because that name is stupidly long) hit theaters in December, it was a triumphant return for a franchise that got dealt a lot of harsh criticism for its second trilogy.
Fast forwarding into the future of the galaxy far, far away was exactly the kind of thing the rebooted series needed, but the new movie created just as many new questions as it did answer old ones. But don’t worry, because the upcoming LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens video game is set to fill in a lot of those blanks.
In an interview with Time magazine, the game’s lead writer Graham Goring revealed that players will get to see how Lor San Tekka ended up with the map that gave to Poe Dameron, an extended scene of Kylo Ren and Captain Phasma searching for Tekka before the inevitable confrontation that opened the film, plus an explanation of why Han Solo and Chewbacca are on a ship filled with beastly Rathars.
Best of all, these aren’t random throwaway missions. They are considered part of the Star Wars canon, coming straight from Lucasfilm.
“So how that happened,” Goring explains, “is Lucasfilm came to us and said, ‘These are bits of background information you could expand upon and turn into levels.’ They had a very good idea of what people would want to know, like C-3PO’s red arm, or what was Lor San Tekka doing before the start of the film. He appears briefly in it, but you know, other stuff like what happened to the rest of Han’s crew when they hunted the Rathtars.”
The Force Awakens was a great sequel in the legendary film franchise and now hardcore fans (or just casual gamers who love the LEGO games) will be able to uncover even more of the story. LEGO Star Wars is scheduled for release on June 28 and pretty much everything that plays games.