|Dave Filoni's concept sketch of a resurrected Clone Trooper Ech(at left) alongside a fan imagining of of the finished animation by Brian Snook(at right).|
After a feature film, five seasons on television and one on Netflix, the beloved animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars officially drew to a close early last year. But since then we've seen that Season six was far from the end of the show. We have been treated to the Darth Maul: Son Of Dathomir comic series, the Crystal Crisis On Utapau story reel arc and we're currently anticipating the new novel Dark Disciple, all of which continue stories from the The Clone Wars in different mediums. Now it appears the trend may continue!
Former Clone Wars writer Brent Friedman recently took to Twitter to answer fan questions about the series, and one of the responses he gave was very intriguing. Twitter user PJ Monkey inquired about a "Bad Batch Arc", to which Friedman replied:
@A207Pj Have a feeling there will be some Bad Batch info coming soon. Can't say what or how I know, tho, so pls don't ask. Just be patient.
— Brent Friedman (@BFree63) February 20, 2015
"The Bad Batch" arc that they refers to is an unreleased set of four episodes from the planned seventh season of The Clone Wars. Details about this arc first surfaced last year when supervising director Dave Filoni revealed some concept art of Clone Trooper Echo, who had been presumed dead since the Citadel story arc in season three, thus confirming the character was alive. Brent Friedman, who wrote the episodes, later revealed that the arc would revolve around Captain Rex leading a group of experimental Clone Commandos, including Echo, called "The Bad Batch". Being that the episodes were fully written, and possibly even partially animated, that means that this arc is a very likely candidate to for some type of release, be it in some time of animated form, or a book or comic. We'll just have to take Brent's advice and wait and see.
Sources: Twitter, Wookieepedia
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