Palpatine Actor Ian McDiarmid Teases Potential Appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi

The Star Wars Celebration in Anaheim has a lot of good news for all the star wars fans around the globe. Recently, during a panel discussion, Palpatine actor Ian McDiarmid addresses the possibility of his Sith Lord appearing in the Star Wars series Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+ which premieres tomorrow. A fan asked during a fan Q&A session to which Ian McDiarmid responded “That is a disgraceful question.”

What did Palpatine Actor Ian McDiarmid have to say?

Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid

The Emperor in Revenge of the Sith, Ian McDiarmid later jokingly replied to the fans when asked about his role in Obi-Wan Kenobi by saying “I have no intention of answering” He later said, “you see, you can’t win, can you! — I will say this. You will remember the very first ‘Star Wars’ film, subsequently christened ‘A New Hope,’ the Emperor was present, or his presence was felt, but he never appeared”, which gave a hope that he might reprise his role in the series. “His presence was interpreted by Moff, by the great Peter Cushing. And then more recently in ‘Rogue One,’ his presence was felt, but he never appeared.”, said Ian McDiarmid. 

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Reunion of Darth Vader and Darth Sidious at the Star Wars Celebration event

Hayden Christensen andan McDiarmid
Hayden Christensen stopped by to say hello to his old master Ian McDiarmid

During the event, Hayden Christensen who plays Darth Vader in the Obi-Wan Kenobi series stopped by to say hello to his old master Ian McDiarmid. Darth Sidious AKA Sheev Palpatine might miss the reunion but we might get any appearance of Dark Lord of the Sith. 

What is the future for Ian McDiarmid?

Ian McDiarmid
Ian McDiarmid

The Star Wars Celebration announced many new shows that will release next year. While asking about whether he will be seen in any future star wars series, he replied, “So all I would say about future speculation is if you are expecting the Emperor to appear soon, in flesh and blood, don’t get your hopes up.”

 

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