Bad Batch Season 2 Plot Details Teased By Composers

Star Wars has had a plot twist in recent years. In the absence of films, The Clone Wars kept the franchise alive and popular for a new generation of fans, a trend that continued with rebels. While the animation remained predominant, the force awakens and the Star Wars films that followed began to return to live action, and the franchise reached the point where stories like The Mandalorian and Obi Wan Kenobi now move the story forward.

With such a slate of live-action series coming in 2022, it’s easy for fans to forget that The bad batch Season 2 is also about to drop. Early reports of a spring release seem inaccurate, but Clone Force 99’s continued journey is still ongoing. Alongside an as yet unannounced Star Wars series, The bad batch allowed Lucasfilm to continue to develop the aesthetic of the animation medium, contributing to stories just as important as the events of live action.

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Fans first encountered the Bad Batch in the final season of The Clone Wars and were later introduced to new team member Omega in the first episode of their title series. The group went through many ups and downs as they attempted to navigate the galaxy after the fall of the Republic, but the lingering effects of Order 66, the rise of the Empire, and the relentless pursuit of their brother Crosshair of his former team made things difficult.

There is an open list for The bad batch move forward, because nothing constrains these characters to certain destinies. With their home on Kamino destroyed and Crosshair back in the Empire, the world of Clone Force 99 has grown even tighter since his defection. Not much has been said about where things will go in Season 2, but the show’s composers recently dropped hints of a leap forward – and some familiar entities from the past.

Coruscant, politics and more in Bad Batch Season 2

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In an interview with The Convor Callcomposer Kevin Kiner hinted that fans would get a glimpse of a slightly older Omega in The bad batch Season 2:

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“I think we can say Omega is a bit older in Season 2 – not by much.”

He also alluded to film noir music in the style of Hitchcock projects, and Sean Kiner teased a political thriller:

“There’s some really interesting political storylines that I can’t wait for people to see… our direction is always gender.”

The composer revealed that he recently tapped into the magic of John Williams while writing music for the return of Coruscant:

“I was just working this morning on a Coruscant scene. It’s just a set up shot, we’ve seen Coruscant a lot of times, but I’m like, ‘I really need to channel John [Williams] a little more than what I did here, because he needs that feeling.”

Dean Kiner teased that there will be more familiar faces appearing on the show:

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“There are other people in Season 2, I’ll just give you that.”

A bigger world for Clone Force 99

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The Kiners gave fans some interesting nuggets to chew on without really spilling the beans. The mention of Omega being a bit older implies there will be some sort of time jump before Season 2, but how long remains to be seen. “Not a lot“probably means months rather than years, but that will likely be reflected in Omega’s maturity in addition to any physical growth she may have over the course of the season.

Political thriller stories are extremely exciting, because The Clone Wars had fantastic arcs that dipped into that genre. In a way, the prequel trilogy as a whole has incorporated that genre to a large extent, and it’s only natural for The bad batch continue something his predecessors did frequently. Ahsoka’s “Wrong Jedi” arc in clone wars also had heavy Hitchcock inspirations and it’s considered one of the show’s best stories, raising hopes for an equally stellar plot in Season 2.

With the Empire in its infancy, many dissenters will seek to oust Palpatine and his underlings from power. For now, Clone Force 99 are guns blazing, but Season 1 laid the groundwork for both an uprising of the clones and their belief in a rebellion against the Empire. It stands to reason that the group will champion a cause or work for someone directly related to one for the political storyline, which would bring them to Coruscant.

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As amazing as it may be, this will only be the second time Coruscant has appeared in a Star Wars visual project since the Disney acquisition. Ahsoka’s walkabout in The Clone Wars Season 7 spent some time in the Underworld, but nothing more happened on the Capital World (unless you count the five-second flashback in A thug). The planet was originally planned for Episode IX but was eventually scrapped, though it will have little impact on how it will be portrayed in the early days of the Empire.

If Coruscant comes into play, the familiar faces that will appear will likely also have something to do with the storyline. Bail Organa continues to establish himself as a key player in the Rebellion, so a meeting between him and the Bad Batch wouldn’t be a surprise at all. Rex has appeared before but has not yet retired as seen in rebels, so the chances of Ahsoka being present are also strong. It’s a dangerous world for Clone Force 99, but it looks like they’ll have some help.

The bad batch Season 2 debuts on Disney+ in 2022.

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