The Bad Batch came out, fans of The Clone Wars were very happy. The series is based on a group of clones introduced in the last season of The Clone Wars, and the first season featured fan favorites like Captain Rex and Hera Syndualla from Star Wars: Rebel. There will be more returning characters in the next season of The Bad Batch, including some we never thought we’d see again.
What Is the Story Going into Star Wars: The Bad Batch’s Season 2?
The first season of The Bad Batch had its ups and downs, but it was a good season overall. Even if it didn’t do anything else, it set up important foundations by introducing many minor characters through cameos. Season 2 has a lot of room to continue this theme.
For example, more must be done to find out where Captain Rex and Gregor are, and a young Hera Syndulla needs to show up again. There’s room for other characters, like Boba Fett, Commander Cody, or Commander Wolfe, to show up in Season 2. The last two episodes of Season 1 went off. The whole series has been about how the Empire wants to eliminate clone troopers from its army. Still, in the last two episodes, Admiral Rampart destroyed Kamino’s Tipoca City to show that the Empire meant what it said. But that wasn’t the end of the episode.
In the last scene, the Kaminoan’s head scientist, Nala Se, arrived reluctantly on a mysterious planet. Many people have thought she might be on the planet Wayland, at Mount Tantus. In Star Wars Legends, Palpatine kept all his Sith artifacts and cloning facilities.
So, The Bad Batch might not be done with clones even though Kamino is gone. Season 2 will likely start setting up Palpatine’s plans to make a copy of himself. Season 2 could go in many different ways, but the basic idea will stay the same. While Crosshair chases them across the galaxy, Clone Force 99 will still be on the run from the Empire. Many fans thought Crosshair would be saved by the end of Season 1, but he was still determined to work for the Empire.
When will Season 2 of Bad Batch be released?
According to the trailer for Season 2 of “Bad Batch,” the next episode will be in “Autumn 2022,” but the exact date hasn’t been set yet.
“Andor,” a live-action prequel to “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” in which Diego Luna returns as Rebel Alliance fighter Cassian Andor, is the only other “Star Wars” TV show set to start around that time. The premiere of “Andor” will be on August 31, 2022. Season 1 of “Andor” has 12 episodes, and the first two will air on the 31st. This means that by October 12, the first season will be over.
Most likely, Season 2 of “Bad Batch” will start after “Andor” does, so look for it in late October or early November. There were 16 episodes in Season 1 of “Bad Batch.” The number of episodes in Season 2 hasn’t been announced yet, but it’s likely to be the same.
Is there a trailer for Bad Batch Season 2?
The trailer for Season 2 of “Bad Batch” was shown for the first time on Sunday, May 29, at Star Wars Celebration 2022. It was soon after put online. In the beginning, Hunter and Cid argue. Hunter says that the Bad Batch is no longer in service to anyone, but Cid doesn’t agree. Now that the Empire is looking for them, they aren’t as free as they thought.
The trailer shows some of the new places the Bad Batch will go, like a planet with giant crab-like creatures that live in the ocean. It also shows some of the returning and new characters. Commander Cody, played by Dee Bradley Baker, and Gungi, the Wookie Jedi, will play a role in the story. These characters were important parts of the TV show “Clone Wars.”
The trailer also showed that everyone in the Bad Batch would get new clothes. Omega’s hair is longer, and she’s started wearing a helmet. The uniforms of the Bad Batch are more colorful, making them stand out from the Empire’s new soldiers. During the panel, supervising director Brad Rau said that the characters’ new looks are meant to show how they have changed in a world after Order 66.
Season 2 cast of The Bad Batch
In “Star Wars: The Bad Batch,” Dee Bradley Baker will again voice about 5,000 characters, including all of the clones except for Omega (Michelle Ang). But jokes aside, it’s amazing how well Baker can give Hunter, Tech, Wrecker, Echo, and Crosshair their voices while also finding subtle ways to make the voices of the many other clones who have appeared on the show stand out (“Clone Wars” alum Rex among them).
As for his continued attempts to copy live-action clone actor Temuera Morrison’s native Kiwi accent, well, I’ll let all you New Zealanders decide for yourselves what you think about that.
Rhea Perlman, who is always welcome, looks like she will be back for season 2 as the voice of Cid, the owner of a Trandoshan cantina in Ord Mantell, who hires The Bad Batch to do jobs that may not be legal but are more good than bad in the end (at least, when Hunter has any say in the matter). Gwendoline Yeo could also come back as Kaminoan scientist Nala Se. The last time we saw her, she was taken to a secret Imperial facility to use her cloning skills. A mystery, you say? In my show about “Star Wars”?