Last April, during “The Bad Batch” panel at Star Wars Celebration 2023, it was announced that the animated series “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” had been renewed for a third season which will debut on Disney+ in 2024.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Lucasfilm is closing its Singapore visual effects and animation studio after nearly two decades, potentially leading to around 300 layoffs. Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light & Magic (ILM) VFX and animation studio opened in the nation in 2004 to work on Star Wars: The Clone Wars.
Many fans were wondering if the closure would affect any upcoming Star Wars projects that were in development and Joel Aron, who is the director of cinematography for Star Wars: The Bad Batch, recently took to social media to address the situation.
Aron shared in his post that Lucasfilm Animated Ltd. (LAL) “is not affected by this closure,” and went on to let fans know that they “are still ferociously busy” working on Season 3 of The Bad Batch and Season 2 of Tales of the Jedi.
You can see what Aron said below.
“Just to be clear, we’re not affected by this closure. LAL is not in Singapore 🙂 we’ve always been at either the ranch or where we are now in SF (or working from home!). We are still ferociously busy working with Cgcg to bring you all s3 of ‘The Bad Batch’ and ‘Tales of the Jedi.'”
“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.
The series stars Emmy Award® nominee Dee Bradley Baker (“American Dad!”) as the voice of the Bad Batch and Emmy Award® nominee Michelle Ang (“Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462”) as the voice of Omega. Emmy Award® winner Rhea Perlman (“The Mindy Project,” “Cheers”) returns to guest star as Cid, Noshir Dalal (“It’s Pony,” “The Owl House”) returns to guest star as Vice Admiral Rampart and Emmy Award® winner Wanda Sykes (“The Upshaws,” “Black-ish”) makes her guest starring debut in the series as Phee Genoa.
“Star Wars: The Bad Batch” is executive produced by Dave Filoni (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars: The Clone Wars”), Athena Portillo (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”), Brad Rau (“Star Wars Rebels,” “Star Wars Resistance”), Jennifer Corbett (“Star Wars Resistance,” “NCIS”) and Carrie Beck (“The Mandalorian,” “Star Wars Rebels”) with Josh Rimes (“Star Wars Resistance,” “Star Wars: Visions”) and Alex Spotswood (“Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” “Star Wars Rebels”) as producers. Rau is also serving as supervising director with Corbett as head writer and Matt Michnovetz as story editor.
Seasons 1-2 of “Star Wars: The Bad Batch” are available to stream now on Disney+.
Source: The Direct