UPDATED: New Trailer for ‘The Bad Batch’ Released, Teasing the Return of Fan Favorite Characters
The Bad Batch is back! But this time, not in an official way. A new French trailer for the upcoming show leaked online this morning. The trailer not only offers new looks at the team introduced in the first arc of the final season of The Clone Wars, but also teases the return of fan-favorite characters like Fennec Shand, from The Mandalorian, and Grand Moff Tarkin. Additionally, the trailer also teases the return of two characters we hadn’t seen before in any promos for the show, so we’ll let you spot them for yourself. Check it out:
This leak probably means a new trailer is on the way imminently – if not today, it will probably drop online this week. This just makes sense, as the show is now one month away. The trailer for the final season of The Clone Wars, for instance, dropped on January 22, 2020, ahead of its February 21, 2020, release date. That means exactly 30 days before, so if the trend continues, by Sunday, the English version of the trailer will be out from the official Lucasfilm channels (as well as international versions for each country). After that, we’ll be getting several TV spots in the next few weeks.
The first trailer for the show dropped in December, during Disney’s Investor Day of 2020, and last month, we got our first official picture of Fennec Shand without her helmet. She will be voiced once again by Ming-Na Wen. Also returning to the Star Wars animated world is the fan-favorite composer Kevin Kiner.
The Bad Batch will drop on Disney Plus on May 4, with new episodes dropping every Friday since then. After that, and we assume sometime before December, the new Star Wars: Visions will be released, followed up by The Book of Boba Fett at the end of the year. Stay tuned, it’s going to be an exciting year!
Lucasfilm has now officially released the trailer (video below), and they have dropped the official poster too. From Disney:
“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.
In addition, Lucasfilm has just announced that the first episode, coming out on May 4, will be a special 70-minute premiere. Here is the official poster:
And here’s the trailer from Star Wars‘ YouTube channel:
Miguel Fernández is a Spanish student that has movies as his second passion in life. His favorite movie of all time is The Lord of the Rings, but he is also a huge Star Wars fan. However, fantasy movies are not his only cup of tea, as movies from Scorsese, Fincher, Kubrick or Hitchcock have been an obsession for him since he started to understand the language of filmmaking. He is that guy who will watch a black and white movie, just because it is in black and white.