All things spilled during the Star Wars The Bad Batch Talent Interview are right here for you! Yes, we are totally celebrating Star Wars Day by watching The Bad Batch on Disney + on May 4th. In anticipation of the premiere of this series we have our conversations with talent and creators of the show! Read on!
Star Wars The Bad Batch Talent Interview
Why should you be excited about this new Star Wars animated saga? Just read on the gems that the talent shared. Get excited with our Bad Batch Talent InterviewWe spoke with:
- Dee Bradley Baker (voice of The Bad Batch)
- Jennifer Corbett (Producer and Head Writer)
- Brad Rau (Producer)
A Favorite Clone
How can you have a favorite clone if they are supposed to be well, clones? Well, Dee Bradly does have one. He shared that he says he has a special place for each of them, but Wrecker has to be the one for him because he is honest and funny. Also, it is fantastic how he gives each clone a way to be different. Additionally, he shares his description of each Bad Batch member:
- Hunter: leads the pack with his great tracking skills
- Tech: calm and competent with all things technical
- Wrecker: the muscles of the group
- Crosshair: the best shot of the team “Who’s kind of a contrary character and quite interesting in the dynamic.”
- Echo: “A modified clone. An android clone from The Clone Wars episodes, who was brought on board with the Batch.”
Voicing The Clones All At Once
I am in awe of how Dee Bradley has managed to voice all of the characters of The Bad Batch. I am not alone in this Jennifer did mention how incredible it was to see Dee in action since he did all the voices of the scene at once. Yes, he does not do a character at a time! It is fantastic how he also give each one their discipline.
What Happens When The War is Over?
Jennifer says that precisely that questions is what drew her to The Bad Batch: ” “We’ve seen the Clone Wars where it’s the height of-of the Clone Troopers doing what they’re meant to do, and what they were created for. The question became, ‘What happens after the war is over? What happens to clones who all they know is being soldiers?’ Especially for the Bad Batch who do things differently as it is with the Republic and how they fit in once it becomes the Empire.”
Transition from Republic to Empire
Jennifer moves on and tells us that: “It was interesting to talk about the transition from the Republic to the Empire and what that looks like, because it’s not-it’s not what we saw in the original trilogy, where it’s the dominance of the Empire. It’s kind of like the early stages, and I found it kind of interesting to show planets and places that were happy that the war is over, and they don’t really understand the implications of what an Empire actually means. And it’s kind of just laying the groundwork for what-what everyone knows the Empire to be later on.”
to which Dee adds:” It’s an interesting point you make there, Jen, that in the transition-the sudden, shocking transition from Republic to Empire, that it becomes a suddenly much morerule-based power structure of the galaxy.”
There are two characters that might jump at you after watching the first episodes of the Bad Batch. Crosshair and Omega.
Dee immediately tells us that Crosshair is a really interesting, lynchpin member of the team. (He is) someone that stands further back from the rest of the group, and just takes them out, one by one. And that’s very much to his character. He is not someone who’s running around with the team, he’s assisting the team in a very strategic way. And so, his nature is kind of set to be apart of the team that he is a part of. And so, definitely plays out as the larger kind of political story plays out.
Dee says it is very interesting to have the team have a relationship with a younger character. “And to see how that changes and how they accommodate how that works. Because it’s more of like a-an uncle/niece, or a-or a father/child, dynamic, but not entirely. Because Omega, is her own interesting potential of powers.”
About Star Wars: The Bad Batch
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” follows the elite and experimental clones of the Bad Batch (first introduced in “The Clone Wars”) as they find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy in the immediate aftermath of the Clone War. Members of Bad Batch – a unique squad of clones who vary genetically from their brothers in the Clone Army – each possess a singular exceptional skill that makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
Soon I will share my episode review with you. To give you some insight I will say I totally got a Rogue One vibe here.