Star Wars News: Zombies in Ahsoka, Bad Batch White-Washed?

As always with Star Wars, rumors are swirling around AhsokaThe latest tidbit from involves Thrawn having undead Stormtroopers at his disposal. A more concrete update comes from Collider: in an interviewBad Batch director Maggie Lovitt confirmed that Lucasfilm took official action in response to claims of racism. Specifically, the skin tone of Batch members was darkened to more closely resemble Temeura Morrison, who played Jango Fett in the prequels and Boba Fett on Disney+

I would definitely take the Ahsoka story with a grain of salt. The author speaks about it like a fact, but I have yet to see any official statement or leak suggesting as much. This sounds stupid to me. I love the Nightsisters, but they’re dead in this time period, except for the odd outlier like Merryn. Why would they be out and about resurrecting dead Stormtroopers to serve Grand Admiral Thrawn? I don’t like this idea at all, and I genuinely hope it ends up being false or misrepresented somehow. 

As for the Bad Batch news, I’m much more conflicted. I don’t recall the Batch being paler in season 1 or much lighter than their reg brothers. I understand why it would be bad to make the clones white, especially central or more crucial clone characters. But I’m not sure if this is even an issue. It’s been two years since season 1 came out, so maybe I just need to watch it again. But I also don’t think the Batch necessarily needs to look exactly like Jango Fett/Temeura Morrison. Unlike other clones, they’re genetically modified to suit particular needs. I’m not sure it makes sense to alter their skin color, but other things, like muscle mass and bone structure, have everything to do with their origin. 

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