Post by Scrooge MacDuck on Apr 14, 2019 12:56:56 GMT
So it would seem. Not that this would be that much of a surprise, what with it already happening in the old extended-universe media… besides which, I approve of any narrative trick that gets us more onscreen Ian McDiarmid, however arbitrary. That being said, they may be tricking the audience. Maybe it's a recording of some sort, or a vision, or something.
I do wonder if this connects in any way to the rumours around Matt Smith. On the one hand, it's confirmation that the Emperor is involved in the picture; on the other hand, it also points towards McDiarmid still playing him (bless him), and you wouldn't simultaneously have young-Palpatine and old-Palpatine in the same movie, would you?
Even "Galaxy's Edge" couldn't save it. I'm not surprised in the least. It was clear from the very beginning that Disney intended to mercilessly milk this franchise for all it's worth, originality, quality story-telling and world-building be darned. I'll keep an open mind, but I seriously doubt The Rise of Skywalker will redeem this hot mess. Disney is effectively killing Star Wars.