Is This Original Trilogy Actor Coming To ‘Star Wars Rebels’?

Posted Monday, May 15th, 2017 12:00 pm GMT -4 by

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With the recent announcement that the upcoming season will be its last, the animated TV show ‘Star Wars Rebels’ is barreling towards what will likely be an action-packed conclusion to its tale.  There have been several characters from both the Original Trilogy and the Prequel Trilogy that have “guest starred” on the show, and a new rumor brings the possibility of yet another familiar face – and voice – to the series.

According to the Star Wars News Network, Ian McDiarmid, who portrayed the evil Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious/Chancellor Palpatine throughout the Original and Prequel Trilogies, was recently seen recording lines in the same location where another new entrant for the upcoming season of ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ Warwick Davis, was also seen recording his lines.  This in and of itself is inconclusive, of course – but it sure is interesting…

It’s worth noting that Emperor Palpatine has already been briefly seen on ‘Rebels’ back in season 2, but the character was voiced by Sam Witwer, who also voices Darth Maul on the show.  Whatever the case, fans won’t have long to wait to find out, as the final season of the show will begin airing this Fall.

This animated entry in the “Star Wars” franchise fills the gap between the events of “Episode III” and “Episode IV.” Imperial forces occupy a remote planet and are ruling — and ruining — its inhabitants’ lives with an iron fist. A clever, disparate crew aboard the starship Ghost takes a stand against the Empire, facing new villains and colorful adversaries. The rebels on the Ghost include leader Kanan, ace pilot Hera, feisty heroine Sabine, tough guy Zeb and 14-year-old con artist Ezra.

‘Star Wars Rebels’ airs Saturday nights on Disney XD; the new season will return to the air this Fall.

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