How long is the Star Wars: The Bad Batch premiere?

Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 701 “The Bad Batch” .. Image Courtesy Disney+
Photo: Star Wars: The Clone Wars Episode 701 “The Bad Batch” .. Image Courtesy Disney+ /

Who’s ready for Star Wars Day?! On May the Fourth this year, not only will we be getting awesome Star Wars deals from the likes of Amazon, LEGO, and more, but we’ll also be blessed with a brand-new show coming to Disney Plus. For those of you who watched The Clone Wars, you’ll be in for a treat with Star Wars: The Bad Batch, debuting just in time for the holiday from a galaxy far, far away on May 4. And if you aren’t up on the animated series, don’t sweat it. This new show is still worth checking out.

The Bad Batch takes place after the events of The Clone Wars, following the Clone Force 99 in their new world free of what they had always known best: fighting a battle. Or as Disney Plus puts it in their short, but to the point, synopsis:

"The Bad Batch must find their way in a rapidly changing galaxy."

The series is set to include the members of the Bad Batch (Hunter, Wrecker, Tech, Crosshair, and Echo), along with Captain Rex, Fennec Shand, Grand Moff Tarkin, and Saw Gerrera.

With big Star Wars releases like The Mandalorian season 3 and The Book of Boba Fett still months away, all fans of the franchise should pay attention to The Bad Batch. And if you’re new to the storyline, here are the Clone Wars episodes you should watch beforehand to get all caught up.

All set and just patiently waiting for the premiere of The Bad Batch? You might want to know how long the first episode will be. You’ll probably want to plan ahead for this watch-party, because it’s going to run longer than most episodes from Disney Plus shows.

The Bad Batch premiere runtime

It’s been reported that the very first episode of The Bad Batch, which premieres on Disney Plus on May 4, will be 70 minutes long. This, of course, is longer than episodes of The Mandalorian, as the longest chapter comes in at 55 minutes with the season 2 premiere.

According to an alleged leak posted to Reddit, per LRM Online, the premiere episode is listed on Disney Plus at 75 minutes. Considering this likely includes the credits, that checks out.

Get your popcorn, comfy clothes, and maybe even a glass of wine ready on May the Fourth to tune in for the premiere of the next big Star Wars show. And if you want to keep track of when new episodes are released on Disney Plus after the debut, here’s The Bad Batch schedule.

Happy streaming and may the force be with you!

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