In just one week, Disney+ will begin releasing episodes of the seventh and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars. Today, Disney has just released a new trailer for the series that introduces Clone Force 99, aka The Bad Batch.
While technically the official premiere of the episode, it might be familiar to a small group of fans. The Bad Batch episode has been in the can for a long time and was actually screened with another upcoming episode (A Distant Echo) at 2015’s Star Wars Celebration. Now, those two episodes will be the first and second ones released in season seven. Not only will this make fans happy, but it will serve a great way to bridge the gap between the new episodes and the original series that was cancelled in 2013.
Here’s what Starwars.com had to say about The Bad Batch:
“During the creation of the clone army, the Kaminoans made genetic experiments in an attempt to create super soldiers. While the plan never quite worked, four of those experiments came to form Clone Force 99, or, as they called themselves, the Bad Batch. The Bad Batch were indeed an elite group, though their methods were somewhat unorthodox. The team’s clones were wildly different from each other, with unique personalities and body types: Hunter, the stoic and strong leader; Wrecker, the hot-headed brute; Tech, the intellectual and strategist; and Crosshair, the fast, deadly master of close-quarters combat. The group proved pivotal in the mission to recover an algorithm from Separatist forces on Anaxes.”