Palpatine Actor Teases Possible Return In “Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi” Disney+ Series
The next big Star Wars series to arrive on Disney+ is “Obi-Wan Kenobi”, which will see Ewan McGregor reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master. You can get a first look at the striking Obi-Wan Kenobi teaser poster below, featuring the titular hero traversing a barren desert.
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, in which Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat — the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side and became the evil Sith Lord, Darth Vader.
The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Recently, an article in the Metro newspaper from September has resurfaced onto the internet, in which Emperor Palpatine actor Ian McDiarmid teased an appearance in the new Disney+ series.
“I think I have to accept that, thanks to my ungrateful granddaughter, my annihilation was finally final. [But] of course [Darth] Vader is back in the new [Obi-Wan Kenobi] television series so I suppose it’s not impossible that one day his mentor might be discovered once again skulking in the shadows.”
Ian McDiarmid has played the Emperor since his first appearance in “Return Of The Jedi” in 1983 and has appeared in the prequel films, “The Phantom Menace”, “Attack of the Clones”, and “Revenge of the Sith”. Plus the latest film, “The Rise Of Skywalker” and was added into “Empire Strikes Back” for the DVD release in 2004.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold.
His appearance in “Kenobi” hasn’t been confirmed and should still be considered a rumour.
Would you like to see the Emperor in the “Kenobi” series?