Star Wars: The Bad Batch premieres on May 4th, just in time for Star Wars Day. It’s Disney+’s gift to you. And it does not disappoint. Producer Jennifer Corbett says we’ve seen the Clone Wars where it’s the height of the Clone Troopers doing what they’re meant to do, and what they were created for.
“So what happens when the war is over? What happens to clones who all they know is being soldiers? Especially for the Bad Batch who do things differently as it is with the Republic and how they fit in once it becomes the Empire.”
We saw the Bad Batch for a hot second in the last season of The Clone Wars and Dee Bradley Baker is the voice of all of them, in fact all of the clones! He’s incredible.
When asked to describe the Bad Batch, Dee describes the main characters. “You’ve got Hunter, who’s kind of the leader of the pack. He’s got tracking skills and smell and kind of this heightened sense that helps him gauge the terrain. Then you’ve got Tech, who is very technically oriented – always has like a handheld device. Then you got Wrecker. Who to no surprise is the muscles of the group. He has incredible strength. Crosshair is the sharpshooter of the group who is kind of a contrary, character and quite interesting in the dynamic. And then you’ve also got Echo, who is a modified clone. An android clone from the Clone Wars episodes, who was brought on board with the Batch. That’s the gang.”
The Bad Batch are reacting to two very different regimes and a new way of following rules. Corbett adds, “Which again, isn’t their favorite thing to do. It was interesting to just sort of talk about the transition from the Republic to the Empire and what that looks like, because it’s not what we saw in the original trilogy, where it’s the dominance of the Empire.”
We’ll even see the beginnings of a Grogu/Mandalorian type relationship with Wrecker and a character.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is like the early stages according to Corbett. “I found it kind of interesting to show planets and places that were happy that the war is over, and they don’t really understand the implications of what an Empire actually means. It’s kind of just laying the groundwork for what everyone knows the Empire to be later on.”
There are still Star Wars stories to be told, and the Bad Batch proves to be an interesting and exciting one.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is now on Disney+!
May the 4th Memes Be with you.
You can watch the Star Wars: Bad Batch Press Junket below!