Coming to the latest buzz this weekend, The Bad Batch S2 has been delayed from its originally planned release date of September 28.
Yet to receive an official confirmation, eagle-eyed fans had already noticed why the series wasn’t showcased at the September lineup of projects in Disney+, and a new listing on a site revealed the show to be released on January 4th, 2023 for all regions.
We still need to wait a bit more time to watch The Bad Batch in action and Emperor Palpatine making his return again.
The Bad Batch S2 had received some bad criticism for the storytelling approach which they took to, regardless the series was quite enjoyable and was also renewed for a new season almost immediately which was supposed to be released on Sep 28th this year. But fans noticed that it wasn’t listed in Disney+ September releases and were disappointed that it might be delayed again to a later date as of now, the date stands on Jan 4th, 2023.
The only possible reasons for Delay could either be production delays, problems with the animation, or conflicting release dates.
The third option looks like the most probable case, and Disney+ wants to play safe with so many new content releases going around. September 21 is also the premier of Andor, so releasing Bad Batch S2 on September 28 looks like a bad move as Andor will be airing until November and Bad Batch S2 would have conflicting release dates with Andor as well as other Star Wars and Marvel releases late this year.
January might be a good choice, looking at how fans will have continuous Star Wars projects starting with Andor, Mandalorian S3 releasing on February next year, till early 2023.
If this is the route Disney+ has taken in response to Star Wars fans, all Star Wars fans would be happy to watch new Star Wars content almost every week.