New Star Wars: The Bad Batch Poster and Emoji Revealed

Star Wars: The Bad Batch arrives on Disney+ on May the 4th, and we’re celebrating early. Lucasfilm and The Walt Disney Company released today a striking new poster for the series — check it out below!

The poster features Clone Force 99, a.k.a. the Bad Batch, along with the young child seen in the show’s trailer. Also depicted is imagery of ships, a fiery battle, and an ominous Palpatine hovering above. What does it all mean? We can’t wait to find out.

Also released today is a new emoji of Hunter, leader of the Bad Batch! Want to share on Twitter and show your love of Clone Force 99? Just use the hashtag #TheBadBatch.

Stay tuned to StarWars.com for more on Star Wars: The Bad Batch!

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Aphra and Sana Starros Cheat Death in Marvel’s Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #9 – Exclusive Preview

The quest for a Nihil Hyperdrive nearly costs Doctor Aphra and her partner-in-crime Sana Starros their lives. But it’ll take more than almost being blown up and crushed by a spaceship to slow these two down.

In StarWars.com’s latest exclusive first look at Marvel’s Doctor Aphra comic, we find the good doctor headed to Midarr to prevent the unveiling of the precious piece of ancient tech and the inevitable bloodbath that would ensue.

Star Wars: Doctor Aphra #9, from writer Alyssa Wong and artist Minkyu Jung, with a cover by Joshua “SWAY” Swaby, arrives April 21 and is available for pre-order now on Comixology and at your local comic shop.

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What is a Padawan?

Youngling, Padawan, Knight, Master. A Jedi continually grows and studies to unlock their full connection to the Force. Since we first heard the mysterious word uttered by Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: The Phantom Menace, Padawan has come to mean young student, apprentice, or learner. But what does “Padawan” actually mean to the Jedi?

Let’s take a look at the past and future of Jedi apprentices. From the origins of the Jedi Order to the New Republic, Jedi pass on what they have learned to the next generation of Force wielders.

What is a Padawan?

When a youngling was ready to graduate into more mature and rigorous study, they reached the rank of Padawan. A Padawan was an apprentice paired with a Jedi Knight or Jedi Master for teaching and

Star Wars Inside Intel: Darth Vader’s Suit

Star Wars Inside Intel is a StarWars.com feature where Lucasfilm Story Group member Emily Shkoukani, whose job is to know as much about a galaxy far, far away as possible, explores obscure facts about Star Wars lore and continuity. In this installment, Emily gets into the tech keeping everyone’s favorite Dark Lord alive.

Since the release of Star Wars: A New Hope in 1977, moviegoers have wondered about the villain in the suit and what lies beneath. It wasn’t until the prequel trilogy began in 1999 that we would begin to get answers.

After suffering mortal wounds on Mustafar following a duel with his former master, Obi-Wan Kenobi, in 2005’s Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, the fallen Jedi Anakin Skywalker was rescued by the newly instated Emperor. In

First Details of the Next Wave of Star Wars: The High Republic Stories Revealed – Exclusive

The future of Star Wars past is almost here.

StarWars.com is thrilled to reveal the official descriptions for the first round of titles in Phase I, Wave II of the multi-platform epic, Star Wars: The High Republic. Here you’ll find plot details for novels, comics, and audio dramas that continue the story of an unimaginable galactic threat that strikes during the peak of the Jedi Order, centuries prior to the events of Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.

THE HIGH REPUBLIC #6

Publisher: Marvel
Format: 13+ Comic Book Series
Author: Cavan Scott
Artist: Pencils by Georges Jeanty
Cover Artist: Phil Noto
On-Sale Date: June 2, 2021

HEART OF THE DRENGIR!

New story arc! The REPUBLIC FRONTIER in crisis! The JEDI of STARLIGHT BEACON join forces with their most feared enemy to face

Hasbro Star Wars Fan Fest Reveals A New Bad Batch Black Series Member and More

With Tech reporting for duty, your collection of Hasbro’s The Black Series 6-inch scale figures celebrating the stars of Star Wars: The Bad Batch is closer to complete. This elite trooper with a knack for slicing was among the exciting reveals announced at today’s Hasbro Star Wars Fan Fest online. Here’s a closer look at the full range of action figures from the Black Series and The Vintage Collection, and a new battle simulation helmet from the Black Series that will take you into the cockpit with Wedge Antilles for the Battle of Yavin.

Star Wars The Black Series

Hasbro is continuing its streak of releasing fan-favorite characters in never-before-seen sculpts and updated figures to the coveted 6-inch scale series. In addition to Tech from Star Wars: The Bad

Jabba the Hutt Joins the War of the Bounty Hunters With a Special Comic One-Shot – Exclusive Reveal

We know that laugh.

Tatooine’s fearsome crime lord Jabba the Hutt has entered the hunt for Han Solo, with a brand-new one-shot comic published as part of Marvel’s massive Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event, and StarWars.com is thrilled to announce the new comic as part of War of the Bounty Hunters Week. The first of four single-issue tie-ins, Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters — Jabba the Hutt #1 will be written by Justina Ireland with pencils by Luca Pizzari and cover art from Mahmud Asrar. Releasing in July of 2021, the hutt-sized spectacular will lead a series exploring the criminal underworld’s most notorious hunters and scoundrels, all told by the best Star Wars writers and illustrators in the galaxy.

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Steve McNiven Takes Us Behind the Panels of Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 – Exclusive

Steve McNiven is finally taking his first steps into a larger world. The comic-book artist, deemed one of the modern greats for his acclaimed work on Marvel’s Civil War, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Return of Wolverine, among many others, will now add Star Wars to his long list of credits: McNiven is pencilling Star Wars: War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1, the kickoff to Marvel’s epic crossover that will tell us what happened to Boba Fett after he secured a frozen-in-carbonite Han Solo. “I would have done it for free,” he tells StarWars.com of his Star Wars debut, which reunites McNiven with his frequent collaborator, writer Charles Soule. With War of the Bounty Hunters Alpha #1 arriving May 5, and StarWars.com celebrating War of the Bounty Hunters Week, we caught