On May the 4th, otherwise known as Star Wars Day, Disney+ will release a brand-new original Star Wars series, Star Wars: The Bad Batch a first-of-its-kind Star Wars-themed short from The Simpsons; and multiple themed cinematic experiences in celebration of a galaxy far, far away.
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 which makes them extraordinarily effective soldiers and a formidable crew.
In the post-Clone War era, they will take on daring mercenary missions as they struggle to stay afloat and find new purpose. Watch the trailer below:
The Force seems to be with this series.
As a special treat for fans, Disney+ will debut Maggie Simpson in The Force Awakens From Its Nap, a new Star Wars-inspired short, bringing characters from the Star Wars galaxy to the fictional town of Springfield.
The short’s official description says, “In a daycare far, far away… but still in Springfield, Maggie is on an epic quest for her stolen pacifier. Her adventure brings her face-to-face with young Padawans, Sith Lords, familiar droids, Rebel scum, and an ultimate battle against the dark side, in this original short celebrating the Star Wars galaxy.” Check out the poster below:
The new promotional short is the first of several from The Simpsons that Disney+ will release throughout the year paying tribute to the service’s marquee brands and titles.
Star Wars: The Bad Batch and The Force Awakens From Its Nap will be available on Disney+ in the U.S. beginning May 4, 2021 at 12:00am PT.
May the Fourth be with you.