Season 2 of Bad Batch Could Be Postponed.
THE BAD BATCH is the hidden weapon of Star Wars television. Star Wars: The Clone Wars is a spin-off that fills in the enigmatic post-prequel chronological gap and addresses some crucial issues about the sinister practice of cloning.
However, due to its overlapping release dates, The Bad Batch was frequently disregarded by Star Wars fans. Season 2 was supposed to arrive this spring, but now that release date is in jeopardy. Is it possible that this is a positive thing?
While Star Wars TV is now on vacation, Star Wars Insider magazine continues to publish, and one of the most underappreciated features of each issue is a little cross-promotional panel detailing upcoming Star Wars ventures. The Bad Batch Season 2 had a “Spring 2022” release date for a time, however that was secretly modified in the next Star Wars Insider 209 issue.
The release date for Issue 209 is planned for March 15, 2022, but a sneak peek from Redditor BZPJMJ64 reveals that the series is now marked as “Coming Soon.” Is this a sign that Season 2 will be delayed? No, but not for any evil motives.
Because the weekly releases of the series overlapped with Loki, the blockbuster success on the Marvel side of the Disney franchise universe, The Bad Batch Season 1 didn’t get the attention it deserved. If The Bad Batch had been scheduled for a Spring 2022 release, it’s likely that it would have clashed with Obi-Wan Kenobi, which will premiere on May 25, 2022.
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The Bad Batch is most likely being postponed to avoid having to share the attention, but there could be a more compelling reason. Obi-Wan Kenobi, like The Bad Batch, is set in the years following Order 66 and the events of Revenge of the Sith. Season 2 of The Bad Batch could be expanding on something revealed in Obi-Wan Kenobi.
In Attack of the Clones, Obi-Wan was the investigator of the cloning system on Kamino, so it’s only natural that something from that time would come back to haunt him. Perhaps he’ll come upon a clone like the ones Bad Batch’s Omega chose as her family.
It’s possible that this is the first clue of a live-action Omega appearance. While The Bad Batch maybe a little further down the road, it should be well worth the wait.