The Disney XD animated series Star Wars Rebels has featured a number of big name cameos from veterans of the galaxy far, far away, including the likes of James Earl Jones (Darth Vader), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian), Frank Oz (Yoda), Forest Whitaker (Saw Gerrera) and Genevieve O’Reilly (Mon Mothma), and it seems we may soon be able to add another to that list.
According to a report from Star Wars News Net, the previously announced Warwick Davis will not be the only familiar name to guest star in the fourth and final season, as apparently Ian McDiarmid has also taken part in a voice recording session, which was directed by the same person as Davis’ (who the site believes to be Rebels creator Dave Filoni).
While an Ian McDiarmid return as Emperor Palpatine would certainly be welcome, the Sith Lord has already featured in Rebels, where he was voiced by Sam Witwer (who did a rather splendid job). It is of course possible that Witwer could have been replaced, although the report also speculates that McDiarmid may have been voicing the Emperor for Star Wars Battlefront II, or even a potential voice cameo in Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
So, it’s all a bit sketchy at the moment, but McDiarmid or not, it certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Emperor popping up for an appearance in the final season of the show.
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