Star Wars’ The Bad Batch is an upcoming animated show that hits Disney+ on May 4th. If you’re a Star Wars fan, then I don’t need to tell you – you’re already excited for what’s to come. Having been introduced in the final season of the Clone Wars, The Bad Batch will focus on Hunter, Tech, Wrecker, and Crosshair. All voiced by Dee Bradley Baker. In a recent press junket with Entertainment Tonight, who sat down with Baker, EP Brad Rau, and head writer/Jennifer Corbett; the people behind the animated show broke down what to expect.
Get Excited For The Bad Batch
First, after voicing the clones in the Clone Wars and the Bad Batch; Baker was asked who he enjoys playing the most out of the characters in the upcoming show:
“It’s fun to be Wrecker, because he’s so honest and so clear and funny. But I have great affection for all of them. They’re all very interesting fellows. Wrecker’s probably the furthest away from me and he’s great fun.”
Dave Filoni, the mastermind behind The Mandalorian and so many other Star Wars television shows; is overseeing the show. Corbett had previously worked with Filoni for star Wars Resistance and said that it was crucial for him to be a part of The Bad Batch – as it serves as sort of a sequel to the Clone Wars.
What Will The Bad Batch Face?
So, what can we expect from The Bad Batch? What are the “Bad Batchers” going to face? Corbett explains:
“[We’ve seen] Clone Troopers doing what they’re meant to do, and what they were created for. The question became, what happens after the war is over? 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. How they react to this new environment? 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.”
“It’s kind of like the early stages, and 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.”
Baker then commented:
“They’re very much a team, but they’re not, um, they are not of, uh, like the Clones are, where it’s more
of a top down, uh, command structure. It’s very interesting to place them in the middle of this, uh, transformational moment and to see how that plays out.”
The crew also went through how the Bad Batch is not used to having to work alongside someone, so that will be a very interesting dynamic for all of them.”
Clone Force 99
Baker was then asked if he approached Clone Force 99 differently than he did in Clone Wars:
“Yeah, Clone Force 99 is kind of another step beyond what I’ve been asked to do in the Clone Wars series. The Clones are-the tricky part for them, is that the differentiation is much tighter, uh, between characters. Although it has to be decisive. It has to be clear.”
In the press junket, we also find out that Omega will be an integral part of the show – so make sure you look out for that. They also spoke about the family dynamic and the importance of keeping the animation style in this series. Pretty much, you should just know how fantastic this show will be if you’re a fan of Clone Wars.
Are you excited for The Bad Batch?
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