Ian McDiarmid is back as Emperor Palpatine in The Rise of Skywalker, but his voice in the teaser was not newly recorded.
Ian McDiarmid reveals that Palpatine is definitely dead and that he did not survive the events of Return of the Jedi.
A new rumor suggests former Doctor Who star Matt Smith has a very important role in Star Wars 9 as a familiar villain.
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.
There is speculation that he may play a clone of the evil Emperor in this highly-anticipated LucasFilm sequel.