May the Fourth has been with Star Wars fans indeed as The Bad Batch premieres with a new adventure in the galaxy and now, set your countdown with the release date and time of Episode 2 as it comes in the speed of light along with a few theories and everything you need to know to be equipped for another ride with The Bad Batch.
An animated series in the slate of Lucasfilm on Disney+ along with titles of Obi-Wan, Ahsoka, Rangers of the New Republic, Rogue Squadron, and an unnamed Taika Waititi film, Star Wars: The Bad Batch is both a sequel to Star Wars: The Clone Wars and a spin-off where a group of five elite clone troopers, Sergeant Hunter, Wrecker, Echo, Tech, and Crosshair, with genetic mutations, take on various mercenary missions by the end of the Clone War.
With a total of 16 episodes for this season, Star Wars: The Bad Batch is brought to the screens by Dave Filoni with the producers Athena Portillo, Brad Rau, and Jennifer Corbett, and the voice cast of Dee Bradley Baker as all the clone troopers, Ming-Na Wen as Fennec Shand, and Andrew Kishino as Saw Gerrera, Michelle Ang as Omega, and Stephen Stanton as Grand Moff Tarkin.
Warning! This portion may contain spoilers for Star Wars: The Bad Batch. Read at your own risk!
In Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 1, Aftermath, we see the Bad Batch get Order 66 while in the assistance of the Jedi Knight Depa Billaba with Caleb Dume on Kallar. All of them got the memo except for Crosshair who felt the urge to execute. Hunter allows Caleb to escape.
They chanced upon Omega, a young clone that is as genetically as special as they are when they got back on Kamino. Moff Tarkin arrives for the evaluation on whether or not the clone army would be beneficial for the new Empire. Tarkin, then, received news from Crosshair about what happened on Kallar. This prompted him to send them to Onderon for the termination of some insurgents, a test of loyalty.
To their surprise, the so-called insurgents were from the Empire, fugitives led by Saw Gerrera. Because of this, the Bad Batch decided where their loyalty belongs to and went rogue. Upon returning to Kamino for Omega, they were captured. Crosshair was revealed to be under an inhibitor chip which gave him a program to go against the Bad Batch. To escape, they had to leave Crosshair behind at Kamino.
Dave Filoni proves that he has the touch to make the title great whatever material he works on. The episode was such a treat that it has a cameo from both Star Wars Rebels and Star Wars Rogue One. Did you catch that? All in all, it was a 70-minute pure bliss to celebrate May the Fourth, the Star Wars Day, with such a treat as the premiere of Star Wars: The Bad Batch.
A lot of theories, though, were either confirmed or formed in the first episode. The theory of Saw Gerrera leading the rebellion, Crosshair acting strange as something is going on in him, and the Clone Force 99 under the employ of the Empire were all proven to be true.
One lingering theory is that what would clones be following the war? With The Bad Batch finally arriving, this might get an answer. Also, with Omega’s arrival, how will she influence the Bad Batch? Which clone is she? Is she force sensitive? Do you think they will still get Crosshair back? How will they deal with it? You, after watching the premiere, what are your thoughts and theories?
Star Wars: The Bad Batch is exclusively streaming on Disney+ where you can access all the Star Wars titles under the streaming platform just with an active subscription for no additional costs other than the subscription price of $7.99 a month, or $79.99 a year.
In just a few days, you’ll get another Star Wars: The Bad Batch episode as this might be a special week for all Star Wars fans having to celebrate May the 4th with the premiere and the second episode being released only a few days after. Star Wars: The Bad Batch Episode 2, titled Cut and Run, is set to release on May 7, 2021 at 3 AM EST only on Disney+.
Excited for more of Star Wars: The Bad Batch? Tune in this week to find out more about the series and make sure not to miss an episode as there would surely be a lot of cameos, revelations, and shocking turn of events to look out for.