Star Wars: The Bad Batch Supervising Director Dives Into His Passion

Brad Rau, supervising director of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, talked to regarding how working on Star Wars: The Bad Batch is truly a dream come true for him.


Rau talks about how seeing Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back was a life changing moment for him. After seeing this film, everything became about Star Wars.

This little boy that feel in love with Star Wars is now living out his dream by working the supervising director and an executive producer of Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Lucasfilm’s new animated series arriving May the 4th on Disney+.


The Bad Batch will be joining Disney+ on Tuesday, May 4th which will be the highlight of Rau’s career to this point. This new team will work together to find their place in the galaxy following the events of The Clone Wars.

A unlikely group, they are brought together with unique skills that together will make them a perfect team.

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About Jennifer Retzlaff

My name is Jennifer Retzlaff and I became a lifelong Disney fan during my first trip to Walt Disney World in 6th grade. From that moment, Disney became a big part of my life. I live in Iowa with my husband and two kids who are growing up too quickly for my liking. I started introducing my love for Disney early to my family with a Disney honeymoon and then trips when our youngest of 18 months. Since then, our family has been to Walt Disney World over five times and we continue to plan and dream for the next trip. I love the magic that Disney brings to people through the theme parks, cruises, adventures and movies they create. As a teacher, I try to bring that magic into my classroom to help kids believe that “If You Can Dream It, You Can Do It.” I recently reached a dream of mine as I joined Magic Vacation Planner as a personal travel advisor. With this team, I can now help others plan magical vacations. As a passionate writer, I also have my own blog at magicalvacationsbyjen which is also where you can follow me on instagram for trip reviews along with tips and tricks for your next magical vacation.