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Ian McDiarmid to play Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Rebels

January 20th, 2018 by Marc Comments

It looks like the man himself, Ian McDiarmid, is returning to the Star Wars franchise as Emperor Palpatine.

The Emperor has appeared in The Clone Wars animates series, voiced originally by Ian Abercrombie then Tim Curry, then Sam Witwer in Star Wars Rebels… but with the series approaching its final run of episodes, it seems the man who originally brought Emperor Palpatine to life is set to star in the role one more time.

Witwer, who also voiced Darth Maul in Rebels and is the face and voice of Galen Marek from the Force Unleashed games, has been having fun on twitter teasing McDairmid’s return (below).

No word on when all this will happen but you know you’ll be tuning in anyway…

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….