Star Wars: The Bad Batch is definitely one of the most anticipated Disney Plus Star Wars shows right now. In this new animated show from Dave Filoni (who also created Star wars Rebels and Star Wars: The Clone Wars), we will follow the team of elite and trained clone troopers as they go on the run. While we don’t have much information about the show, but a new poster has given us a hint about a major villain in the show.
In the new Star Wars: The Bad Batch poster we can see a shadowy and mysterious Emperor Palpatine watching Clone Force 99. The poster was shared on the official Disney+ Twitter account and in there we can see the entire team (with young Omega) ready to bring on the action. Also, we can see that there are flashes for various battles in the background.
We do know that the story will follow our batch of clone troopers after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Also, we know that Heavy, Crosshair, Tech, Hunter, and Echo abandon their duties and run away. This prompts Moff Tarkin to pursue them with his forces. So now it seems like along with Tarkin, the emperor himself will be the main villain and will be going after them as well.
Now, if Palpatine is going after the group then, they must have something with them that the Emperor wants. We think that it’s most probably the young girl Omega. She joins the batch after they leave for Kamino. Now, there have been some theories floating around that Omega is actually the last clone created from the genetic template of Jango Fett. If this turns out to be true, then it does make sense for Palpatine to get personally involved with them.
We must say that Disney seems to be focusing a lot on the time period between A New Hope and Revenge of the Sith. After all, the upcoming batch of Star Wars shows like Andor, The Bad Batch, and Obi-Wan Kenobi, all seem to be all set in those 19 years. Now, this just means that there’s a lot of potential for some well-known characters from the Star Wars’s galaxy to show up. So Palpatine might not be the last surprise that the show throws at us.
Dave Filoni’s The Clone Wars and Rebels were both highly regarded shows. So there are huge expectations from The Bad Batch as well. We also think that since there’s a lot we don’t know about the very early Imperial era, so the creators of The Bad Batch will have a lot of freedom in telling the stories they want. As such, in a way, they have a lot of potentials to be better than the previous works of Filoni. Honestly, we can’t wait to see Fennec Shand and Captain Rex and also for the action to begin!
Catch Star Wars: The Bad Batch on Disney Plus on May 4, 2021.