Tarkin returns as villain of the hour in Disney/Lucasfilm’s The Bad Batch


The Clones Wars have ended.  You can either adapt and survive, or die with the past.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch is a new animated series spinning out of characters featured in last year’s seventh season of The Clone Wars.  It’s about that motley band of clone troopers we discussed in our review here at borg.  This week we have a new trailer, and it reveals the return of Grand Moff Tarkin, now merely Admiral Tarkin, the villain played by Peter Cushing who saw his end in the original Star Wars, resurrected thanks to CGI for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.  His backstory was fleshed out in recent tie-in novels, and now we’ll see him early on just after the Clone Wars.  Get ready to meet “again for the first time” Ming-Na Wen’s Fennec Shand (The Mandalorian) and the return of Saw Gerrera (The Clone Wars, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), too.

Check out the new trailer for Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Bad Batch, an original animated series launching exclusively on Disney+ in May:

First, the new trailer:

And in case you missed it, the “sizzle reel” released last year as part of the big Star Wars preview.

Star Wars: The Bad Batch begins on Star Wars Day, May 4, 2021, with a 70-minute premiere, followed by new episodes every Friday starting on May 7, only on Disney+.

C.J. Bunce / Editor / borg

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