Ahoy geeks, Jimmie here! Looks like the Mouse House is going all in for our beloved Star Wars, and understandzbly so, considering the success of The Mandalorian streaming on Disney Plus.
John Favreau and the Clone Wars maestro himself Dave Filoni are just getting things warmed up for us as far as streaming content goes on the popular service Disney unleashed in November 2019. It is surprising that they have already exceeded their projected subscribers by several million to already meet their fourth year expected subscriber numbers. This can be attributed to the strong library of titles along with original content like our Mando friend.
What can we expect from the cinematic genius’ that Lucasfilm has brought aboard? Well, lets take a peek at a list of titles from the recent Disney Investors Day meeting:
- Rangers of the New Republic
- The Acolyte
- A Droid Story
- Rogue Squadron
This is a strong list of titles which will all tie in together MCU style as that seems like the game plan for John Favreau and Dave Filoni, but there is one last show that I am wondering how they will tie this in to the aforementioned shows. That show being the animated continuation of a few Clone Wars troopers The Bad Batch which promises to fire up later on in 2021.
Do we really need a continuation of these characters in particular? I think so considering there has not been much that has been explored during the period from the conclusion of the Clone Wars till the start of the original trilogy. Sure, we had a couple of movies, but by and large, they did not live up to the expectations that many fans had (Rogue One did kick alot of ass though.).
The entire premise of the show is the title characters taking on mercenary missions after the end of the Clone Wars. It will be interesting to see what missions they take on, and one can only theorize that these troopers retain their autonomy from Palpatine’s infamous Order 66.
I am wondering how these guys will tie in to the new Star Wars storyline they have cooked up. Will they take on the Empire themselves by selling their services to the highest bidder? Could they take on jobs for the underworld bosses like the Hutt’s or Black Sun? Perhaps they were hired out by a mysterious benefactor to protect a certain 50 year old baby, and ensure their arrival at some far off rendezvous point. One can only imagine the endless possibilities, but I am sure that there will be links to the new live action series, and you can be sure that the missions they take on will cause ripples in the books, and continuing comic series through Marvel Comics.
What do you guys and gals think? Will the Bad Batch rescue Grogu (aka Baby Yoda)? Will they go after the Empire directly for a big enough payday? Let us know in the comments below, or leave us a message on Facebook!