Bad Batch Season 2’s surprise cameo teased by director

Bad Batch Season 2’s surprise cameo teased by director

The hype for Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 is on a high following the release of the new trailer, and anticipation for the Disney+ series will rise even more as the director confirmed that upcoming installments will “definitely have some” cameos.

After confusion among fans about its release date, the popular Star Wars animated show has gained momentum online as marketing ramps up. The first trailer teased what characters to expect in Season 2, such as appearances from Commander Cody, Captain Rex, and the return of Crosshair.

The first official footage from Season 2 has fans wondering if more surprise cameos are in the cards, considering that The Bad Batch Season 1 featured such exciting characters from the galaxy far, far away.

Now this question has been answered directly.

The Bad Batch 2’s Cameos Teased

Speaking with IGN, Star Wars: The Bad Batch producer and director Brad Rau talked about the surprises in the cards for Season 2.

Commander Cody
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When asked about potential cameos by other older Star Wars characters, Rau openly confirmed that the upcoming season would “surely” have some, sharing that they also have Gunji the Jedi and Emperor Palpatine along with Commander Cody and Captain Rex in Season 2:

“We definitely have some. We’re always very careful when we talk about this, but you can tell in the trailer that it’s so cool to have Cody back. And seeing him in animated form is so amazing. We have Gunji the Jedi. We have Palpatine. Incredible! I won’t say much more than that. But anytime we can bring in characters like that, it’s so exciting in the writers’ room. And when we’re designing the characters, as we’re talking about all the different details of these stories together, it’s really fun when we have the extra action figures to play with.”

The Bad Batch The producer then teased what the team is up to in the upcoming installments:

“I mean like Jen said, live gig to gig that’s pretty much it. They’re clearly trying to stay off the Empire’s radar while the “space dad,” Jen quotes from earlier, is raising Omega, and she’s raising them as well. There’s this weird dynamic among all of them.”

The Bad Batch
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Rau went on to explain the Bad Batch’s development in Season 2, specifically on their relationship with Omega:

“So as a tight-knit family unit, you see how they’ve evolved. You especially see how Omega has grown up a bit, and her hair is a bit longer. At one point, the group saved up enough money to buy her a new outfit. Thank you and promise she won’t wear Kamino pajamas forever. They really are at a crossroads. It’s something we always talk about. They have to make decisions about what to do in the future. About what to do for Omega and for herself. And she’s going to make her own decisions, and they’re going to have to deal with that as well as dads. So, you know, it’s a very interesting narrative time that we’re a little bit later to deal with all of that throughout the season.”

Which Star Wars character will appear in season 2?

It seems like Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 will go out of its way to show surprises, and one way to do that is via cameos.

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Considering that there will be several cameos on top of the already confirmed appearances of Emperor Palpatine and Commander Cody suggests that at least one other major Star Wars character could make his or her presence felt.

A likely candidate could be Ashley Eckstein’s Ahsoka, mainly due to her close involvement with Captain Rex during Clone Wars and Rebels. While there appear to be no plans for the famous Jedi to appear, producer Brad Rau may have a surprise and include Ahsoka at some point in Bad Batch’s story, perhaps even the two-part season finale.

Another Star Wars character that could make an appearance is Cad Bane, especially after a LEGO set teased his appearance in the animated show.

The first two episodes of Star Wars: The Bad Batch Season 2 premieres on Disney+ on January 4, 2023.

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