Today Lucasfilm released the official trailer for the next major Star Wars media property dropping in just over a month, Star Wars: The Bad Batch. The series which is a sequel series to Star Wars: The Clone Wars which will center on the standout clone team from Season 7.
Check out the brand-new trailer for Lucasfilm’s “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” an original animated series launching exclusively on Disney+. “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” makes its debut on Tuesday, May 4, with a special 70-minute premiere, followed by new episodes every Friday starting on May 7.
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch—a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army—each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is executive produced by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Brad Rau (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Star Wars Resistance”) and Jennifer Corbett (“Star Wars Resistance,” “NCIS”) with Carrie Beck (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars Rebels”) as co-executive producer and Josh Rimes as producer (“Star Wars Resistance”). Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer.
This series continues The Clone Wars animation stylings which was reflected in the massively successful TCW line which debuted in 2008 just before the release of the motion picture. Despite being a sequel series, Hasbro has yet to announce a sequel 3 3/4″ action figure line for The Bad Batch. There is great hope that next week’s Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest event will reveal products from the series. Hasbro has already produced a few characters from the show in their Black Series line, but with all things 6″ those figures were done in a realistic style despite being based on animation.
The trailer provides looks of some familiar Star Wars characters such as Tarkin, Saw Guerra, and Clone Commander Rex. There is the possibility that Hasbro will only choose to support this show in 3 3/4″ scale through The Vintage Collection. If so, this means figures, like The Black Series, will only be done in realistic sculpts. This also might explain why Hasbro chose to re-release a Captain Rex in TVC this past year, despite it not being a version that many fans were happy with.
While we are sure other new and legacy characters and vehicles are sure to appear in the show, we are already pining for the following in 3 3/4″ scale (preferably in animated style):
Each member of Clone Force 99
Dark Trooper prototype (?)
Lamu Su (?)
Hunter in “Rambo gear” with speeder bike
Ahsoka (which seems all too inevitable now as she was with Rex both before and after Order 66 which takes place during this series)
AT-TE (re-release for the many fans that missed the original release)
New Commando-looking Battle Droids
Shock Troopers Commander
Clone Force 99’s shuttle
What figures do you already want from this series and in style would you want? We will be speaking with Hasbro in a few weeks and would love to know what you think about the 4 questions below:
May the Fourth can not get here fast enough this year!