Star Wars Day (May the 4th) is almost upon us, and Disney+ is kicking things off with a bang. We already know that the new The Clone Wars spinoff The Bad Batch will premier tomorrow. The new series will continue the adventures of Clone Force 99. We met the the genetically altered, misfit clones in The Clone Wars final season. But that’s not all that Disney and Lucasfilm have in store for us. There’s going to be a little bit of everything coming, including a Star Wars/Simpsons crossover special!
Here’s the official word from Disney:
“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.
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 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 Day offerings from Disney and Lucasfilm
Also arriving May 4th is Star Wars Biomes, through which you can “take a virtual vacation to some of the Star Wars films’ most iconic and beloved locations like Hoth, Tatooine, and Sorgan as this charming series whisks you off for fly-over tours of a galaxy far, far away.” Rounding out the Disney+ content for Star Wars Day is Star Wars Vehicle Flythroughs, a series in which you can “get up-close-and-personal with two of the Star Wars films’ most iconic and beloved ships as this charming content leads viewers on an exploration of the memorable interiors and exteriors of the Millennium Falcon and an Imperial Star Destroyer.”
But that’s not all!
“Additionally, to celebrate the creativity and artistry of the Star Wars community, Lucasfilm and Disney+ have commissioned original artwork to take over the service for several days – a first for the platform. A global group of artists and Star Wars fans have created illustrations representing an assortment of Star Wars movies and original series, bringing them to life in their own unique styles. The artwork will be featured on the service until May 9 and will also be available for purchase through Amazon.”
This Star Wars Day is going to be pretty epic, indeed. May the Force, er, 4th, be with you!