Discussion in 'Star Wars' started by Tuskin38, Jul 19, 2018.
Well they already did a Kyber crystal story in Rebels, that might be why.
^As I suggested, they might be tying it into the Order 66 chip subplot. It's certainly a better fit for that purpose than the Utapau arc, given that it's very much clone centric. The only part of that arc that had and real significance beyond the Death Star foreshadowing was Anakin's and Obi Wan's discussion about Ahsoka's departure. It's a shame to loose it, but it's not with keeping the whole arc just for that and I suppose if need be that conversation could be transplanted elsewhere.
Yeah, that's what I was referring to. From what we saw the original guy's problems were decidedly local, while the sisters appear to have a ship and some kind of connection with the Pykes, which from the trailer seems to dovetail into the Bo Katan/Maul end of things.
Purely my own speculation, but I get the impression that the 'walkabout' episodes were originally going to be more episodic and less interconnected (kind of a 'Incredible Hulk'/'Littlest Hobo' type format), and most likely over a much broader span of episodes. The Mandalore stuff probably want' supposed to pay off until season 8 or so.
Reviewing the already-released story reels for the 4 part Bad Batch arc makes me wonder how much they've changed. It'll be a fascinating to see this much of the process for this whole 4 episode arc.
Had the same feeling looking at the unfinished reels... was wishing Crisis was chosen over Bad Batch. Maybe they figure that Clone Force 99 is more deserving of being featured. They revisited the kyber crystal power story beat in an early episode of Rebels where they had to blow up one of three imperial transports containing a huge crystal.
At this point, I'm the most stoked for the Ahsoka arc, since we seem to know the least about what she is doing post Jedi, and she's frustratingly missing from TCW S6.
Or -- just occurred to me -- maybe they're involved in the Siege of Mandalore, so they needed to set them up at the start of the season in order to pay them off at the climax.
Doubtful. At least in any meaningful sense. Those episodes are likely to be squarely focused on Ahsoka, Maul, Anakin, Obi Wan and all of the RotS tie-ins. The Bad Batch are the kind fo characters that'll take over a story if they're in it, and if they were just going to be there in the background of some action shots and nothing else, then they could just as easily be removed. No need to expend 4 episodes of a limited run just to explain who a random bunch of weird looking clones are.
Exactly why I suspect their arc has been altered to tie into the Order 66 thread.
Very cool trailer!
I'm ready for next Friday!
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