It looks like Star Wars is busy setting up an old Legends clone rebellion. And right now, it looks like it’s going to be brought into the canon timeline all thanks to Star Wars: The Bad Batch. This animated show takes place in the canon timeline after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith and at the end of Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
The Bad Batch has been providing new insights into the time period that was a transitional time for everyone in the galaxy. This was when the Republic fell, and the Empire rose. The show follows the unique Clone force 99 as they go rogue and flee from the Empire.
Also, the show has depicted that even standard stormtroopers are starting to resist too. So The Bad Batch may be actually setting up the Uprising of Kamino. Now, this battle is non-canon and exists only in Legends for now.
But it will be interesting and moreover, enrich the Star Wars universe if they incorporate that battle into Canon. But how will the show set up this upcoming uprising in Canon? Let us find out:
In The Bad Batch episode 12, our ragtag group of Clone Force 99 has agreed to help young Syndulla save her parents from the oppressive and harsh occupation of the Empire on her homeworld Ryloth.
Fans of Star Wars will know that Syndulla and her family are hugely influential freedom fighters on the planet. Also, they have fought alongside the Republic forces for many years to keep their people safe from harm and oppression of the Separatists. Now, this was before the Empire took its place.
Due to this, Clone Captain Howzer isn’t able to stand idly any longer. So he assists the Syndullas so that they can escape. But not only this, he even appeals to his men before getting arrested to understand that they are on the wrong side of history.
Remarkably, there were some clones who did agree with him and dropped their weapons. But they got arrested as traitors as well. However, it’s possible that there are more clones than the ones who got arrested on Ryloth, and they might be persuaded to rebel.
As such, the Uprising of Kamino, first depicted in the 2005 Battlefront 2 videogame could certainly happen in the finale of the show.
Battlefront 2 game had a story mode that followed the actions and campaigns of the 501st Legion. It’s narrated by one of its soldiers (the voice is of Temeura Morrison). As per the narration, there was going to be a clone rebellion on Kamino after the Revenge of the Sith.
It is this rebellion that The Bad Batch could adapt. Here’s the narration:
“Officially, there never was a clone rebellion on Kamino. Unofficially, approximately 20 years after we were created, a special detachment of the Imperial 501st Legion was dispatched to Kamino with orders to eradicate an army of clones that had been born to take arms against the Empire. Our mission commander, an expert on the inner workings of Kamino, was a young bounty hunter named Boba Fett.”
So if a new Uprising of Kamino does happen in The Bad Batch, then it has to be set shortly after the events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith rather than during the prime of the Empire’s rule.
Other than that, it’s certainly possible to adapt it based on what we have seen from some of the clones this far in the animated show. Also, the Kaminoans can be involved, and Boba Fett might show up as well.
Right now in the series, the Empire is considering using enlisted Stormtroopers rather than continuing the production of clones. However, it does seem doubtful that they would allow cloning to continue without their supervision and control.
This is because there’s the worry that an army might get created that could take a stand against them. As a result, it’s possible that a civil war of clones might happen as the Empire continues tightening its control on the galaxy.
Now, adapting the Uprising of Kamino would surely be a great way to end the series. Not to mention the fact that this would bring the Legends story into Canon.
But there are also multiple other ways that the finale could go. However, it would certainly be amazing to see the clones resisting the Empire and fighting back. This would go on to show that the clones didn’t all become evil after Order 66 was given out.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch just proves with every episode that the clone troopers were complex. And this became especially clear after the rise of the Empire in the galaxy far far away. As such, it’s possible that we might see the uprising happen in canon.