In this edition of Star Wars Bits:
- A New "Star Wars: The Bad Batch" Season 2 Trailer
- "The Mandalorian" Season 3 Premiere Date
- Marvel's Upcoming "Star Wars" Comics
- Hasbro's Vintage Collection & Black Series Releases
- And More!
Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2
Lucasfilm Animation and Disney+ recently released the trailer for Season 2 of "Star Wars: The Bad Batch," which you can watch above. The series, which follows the exploits of Clone Force 99 — Omega, Hunter, Wrecker, Echo, and Tech — streams exclusively on Disney+ beginning January 4, 2023, with a two-episode premiere. Here's the synopsis:
"When the new season opens, months have passed since the events on Kamino, and the Bad Batch continue their journey navigating the Empire after the fall of the Republic. They will cross paths with friends and foes, both new and familiar, as they take on a variety of thrilling mercenary missions that will take them to unexpected and dangerous new places."
Here's the full list of air dates and episode titles:
- January 4, 2023 — Episode 201 "Spoils of War" & Episode 202 "Ruins of War"
- January 11, 2023 — Episode 203 "The Solitary Clone"
- January 18, 2023 — Episode 204 "Faster"
- January 25, 2023 — Episode 205 "Entombed"
- February 1, 2023 — Episode 206 "Tribe"
- February 8, 2023 — Episode 207 "The Clone Conspiracy" & Episode 208 "Truth and Consequences"
- February 15, 2023 — Episode 209 "The Crossing"
- February 22, 2023 — Episode 210 "Retrieval"
- March 1, 2023 — Episode 211 "Metamorphosis"
- March 8, 2023 — Episode 212 "The Outpost"
- March 15, 2023 — Episode 213 "Pabu"
- March 22, 2023 — Episode 214 "Tipping Point"
- March 29, 2023 — Episode 215 "The Summit" & Episode 216 "Plan 99"
After you check out the trailer, be sure to visit Star Wars Explained where Alex has a breakdown of the trailer:
The Mandalorian Season 3
During CCXP, the Comic-Con Experience in Brazil, creator Jon Favreau, executive producer Dave Filoni, and star Pedro Pascal shared the news that "The Mandalorian" Season 3 will stream exclusively on Disney+ starting March 1, 2023.
According to Writers Guild of America West, here's a look at Season 3's writing team:
- Episode 3-1 written by: Jon Favreau
- Episode 3-2 written by: Jon Favreau
- Episode 3-3 written by: Jon Favreau & Noah Kloor
- Episode 3-4 written by: Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni
- Episode 3-5 written by: Jon Favreau
- Episode 3-6 written by: Jon Favreau
- Episode 3-7 written by: Jon Favreau & Dave Filoni
- Episode 3-8 written by: Jon Favreau
Noah Kloor was a staff writer on "The Book of Boba Fett," so it's safe to assume the Daimyo of Mos Espa will appear in Episode 3. With Filoni's name attached to Episodes 4 & 7, one might expect to see Ahsoka Tano or other characters from the upcoming "Ahsoka" series, like Sabine Wren, make an appearance.
Star Wars Jedi: Survivor
The official reveal trailer of "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" premiered during this year's Game Awards ceremony, which you can view above. The game is scheduled to release on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S on March 17, 2023. Here's the synopsis:
"'Star Wars Jedi: Survivor' picks up five years after the events of 'Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.' Cal must stay one step ahead of the Empire's constant pursuit as he continues to feel the weight of being one of the last remaining Jedi in the galaxy. Developed by the veteran team at Respawn Entertainment, 'Jedi: Survivor' will expand upon iconic 'Star Wars' stories, worlds, and characters, and thrilling combat first experienced in 'Jedi: Fallen Order.'"
Star Wars: The Rebellion
"Andor" may be over, but the video tributes are just beginning. SWFT has a fantastic 8-minute video called "The Rebellion," which intercuts scenes from "Andor," "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," and the Original Trilogy to create a powerful, stirring exploration of the themes of "Star Wars."
And while we're at it, Check out the new song "Rebellion" by RoyishGoodLooks!
Star Wars: Bounty Hunters #29
Speaking of bounty hunters, StarWars.com has an exclusive look at Marvel's "Star Wars: Bounty Hunters" #29, which features IG-88, 4-LOM, Zuckuss, and Bossk! Written by Ethan Sacks and illustrated by Paolo Villanelli with a cover by Giuseppe Camuncoli, the issue arrives December 14 and is available for pre-order now on ComiXology.
George Lucas' Star Tours
"George Lucas' Star Tours" was an 18-minute promotional film that aired on December 28, 1986 — twelve days before the attraction opened at Disneyland — during "The Disney Sunday Movie" on ABC.
Vintage Collection Endor Bunker
Bossk's Bounty has a look at the Star Wars The Vintage Collection Endor Bunker playset with Rebel Commando in Scout Trooper disguise.
The Mandalorian Nativity Scene
Landspeeder Luke designed and 3D printed a nativity scene for use with Star Wars The Black Series figures.
Hot Toys Axe Woves
Justin's Collection has an unboxing and review video of the Hot Toys Axe Woves ("The Mandalorian") sixth-scale collectible figure.
Vintage C-3PO Replacement Carry Net
Toy Polloi is back with a new video showing how you can create a replacement carry net for your vintage Kenner C-3PO (with removable limbs).
Iron Studios Jabba The Hutt
And speaking of repairs and replacements, Mighty Jabba's Collection takes you through the process of repairing a damaged Jabba the Hutt statue from Iron Studios.
This Week! In Star Wars
And finally, on This Week! in Star Wars, host Kristin Baver gives us the lowdown on all the latest news from that galaxy far, far away.
"This week in Star Wars, we get a look at season 2 of 'The Bad Batch,' crack open the upcoming issue of Star Wars Insider for some High Republic goodness, and pack a snacky snack for the return of the Mandalorian and Grogu in season 3 of 'The Mandalorian' coming to Disney+ on March 1, 2023. Plus, 'Andor' composer Nicholas Britell stops by to talk creating the music and sounds of the series."
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