A Star Wars panel at a convention featuring Ian McDiarmid and Hayden Christensen was canceled at the request of Lucasfilm.Ryan Scott
Ian McDiarmid and Hayden Christensen stopped by a Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City to chat with patients and take pictures.Kevin Burwick
Ian McDiarmid is back as Emperor Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker, but his voice in the teaser was not newly recorded.Kevin Burwick
Ian McDiarmid reveals that Palpatine is definitely dead and that he did not survive the events of Return of the Jedi.Ryan Scott
A new rumor suggests former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has a very important role in Star Wars 9 as a familiar villain.Ryan Scott
A new rumor claims the Evil Emperor will not be back as a clone or a human, and that none of the script is based on a preexisting book.B. Alan Orange
There is speculation that he may play a clone of the evil Emperor in this highly-anticipated LucasFilm sequel.