Ian McDiarmid Returns as Palpatine in the Final Trailer for Star Wars: Rebels Which Returns February 19th!

The Star Wars: Rebels buzz has been intensifying the last few days, suggesting an official announcement was coming. Well that’s exactly what we got today from Lucasflim. The final episodes from the final season of Star Wars: Rebels will debut on February 19th, 9:00 p.m. EST on Disney XD. A new trailer for the series also debuted, revealing Palpatine himself, Ian McDiarmid, reprising his role as the Emperor (a rumor we reported back in October 2017). Read on for the details.

 

 

From Lucasfilm:

 

The beginning of the end starts MONDAY, FEB. 19 (9:00 p.m. EST) when the critically-acclaimed animated series “Star Wars Rebels” returns to Disney XD with new episodes as the series nears its grand finale. The final episodes will unfold over three weeks, with two back-to-back episodes premiering every Monday night on Disney XD, until its epic 90-minute conclusion on MONDAY, MARCH 5 (8:30 p.m. EST).

As teased in a new “Star Wars Rebels” trailer, Emperor Palpatine makes his series debut in these final episodes, voiced by actor Ian McDiarmid who reprises this iconic role from the “Star Wars” live-action films.

 

You can check out the new trailer below:

 

 

 

And here’s a multi-platform schedule, in the U.S., for the remaining “Star Wars Rebels” episodes:

MONDAY, FEB. 19

· Premiere telecasts of “Jedi Night” (9:00 p.m. EST) and “DUME” (9:30 p.m. EST) on Disney XD and will be released on the DisneyNOW App (www.DisneyNOW.com) at 10:00 p.m. EST.

MONDAY, FEB. 26

· Premiere telecasts of “Wolves and a Door” (9:00 p.m. EST) and “A World Between Worlds” (9:30 p.m. EST) on Disney XD and will be released on the DisneyNOW App (www.DisneyNOW.com) at 10:00 p.m. EST.

MONDAY, MARCH 5

· Premiere telecasts of “A Fool’s Hope” (8:30 p.m. EST) and “Family Reunion – and Farewell” (9:00 p.m. EST) on Disney XD and will be released on the DisneyNOW App (www.DisneyNOW.com) at 10:00 p.m. EST.

 

Are you ready for the end?

 

 

 

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95 thoughts on “Ian McDiarmid Returns as Palpatine in the Final Trailer for Star Wars: Rebels Which Returns February 19th!

  • January 19, 2018 at 8:45 pm
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    Now that’s what I’m talking about! The clones! The Mortis family! The Emperor voiced by Ian McDiarmid! An Ahsoka call-back!

  • January 19, 2018 at 8:51 pm
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    I just want to watch already ugh! Looks so good

  • January 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm
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    I thought those dates weren’t accurate???

    • January 19, 2018 at 9:03 pm
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      these are the official dates confirmed by Disney

  • January 19, 2018 at 8:57 pm
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    GOOOD GOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!

  • January 19, 2018 at 9:22 pm
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    New footage starts about 1:20 into the trailer. Everything else is recap before that.

    I think the only safe bet on someone dying is Kanan. Everyone else (Hera and Chopper who we know definitely make it out of Rebels alive) I think are off doing something else in the time of the OT, especially Ezra who can’t be doing Jedi stuff or else it just doesn’t fit within the world that the OT established. Unless this is the biggest retcon of all fucking time, which I really hope it isn’t.

    • January 20, 2018 at 4:56 am
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      even putting the OT aside, i’m not sure how you fit him into the new canon either. that era has been covered so much already with no sign of him.

      • January 20, 2018 at 6:08 am
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        Also considering he’s fought along side of almost every single notable member of the Rebel Alliance and nobody seems to know who or where they are. It would be a real disservice to these characters that they sacrificed so much the last 4 seasons for them to just walk away from it all.

    • January 20, 2018 at 5:26 am
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      Guessing he will pull a revan and go off into unknown regions in search of ahsoka or some mystery he uncovers from palpatine

  • January 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    Wolf and Gregor, Palpatine, and Ashoka were enough to make me excited. But Mortis? I cannot wait!

  • January 19, 2018 at 9:38 pm
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    Wolf and Gregor, Palpatine, and Ashoka were enough to make me excited. But Mortis? I cannot wait!

  • January 19, 2018 at 9:50 pm
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    this trailer is so dang sweet, so dang sweet

    • January 19, 2018 at 10:48 pm
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      Like cinnamon!

  • January 19, 2018 at 9:57 pm
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    Star Wars Rebels: The Last 2 Jedi before the Last Jedi. Trailer actually looks amazing. Cannot wait!

  • January 19, 2018 at 10:07 pm
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    The Father, the Son, the Daughter… interesting…

    • January 20, 2018 at 12:55 am
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      Ezra is Snoke. Confirmed!

  • January 19, 2018 at 10:15 pm
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    I don’t have Disney. Is there anywhere else you can watch this show?

  • January 19, 2018 at 11:00 pm
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    Ezra and these rebels aren’t worth of Emperors notice, Vader was after them only because Ahsoka
    The trailer looks good, but I am not excited by the ,,force conclusion,, of the series, I expected a battle like Atollon as the finale not a force duel between Ezra and Palpatine. Thrawn hopefuly won’t die in this but his role will be limited, also the failuire of the blocade is something legends Thrawn wouldn’t allow

    So rebels will capture Pryce? Impossible it is as if Luke kidnapped Tarkin from the Death Star

    • January 20, 2018 at 5:35 pm
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      a Jedi isn’t worthy of the emperor’s notice?

      • January 20, 2018 at 8:28 pm
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        No he isn’t First Ezra is hardly a jedi by republic standarts and second he isn’t for strong jedi he got Vader, for lesser Inquisitors.

        • January 20, 2018 at 10:20 pm
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          He’s Jedi enough that they have lost their Grand Inquisitor and Vader himself left the job undone.

          • January 20, 2018 at 11:32 pm
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            Look at the episode if you don’t remember Vader is toying with them

          • January 21, 2018 at 2:27 am
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            I didn’t say he wasn’t but he left them alive at the end is the point I made.

    • January 20, 2018 at 6:05 pm
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      No, Vader was called in before he knew Ahsoka was involved. Palpatine will always be interested where Jedi are concerned. How do you know Ezra and the Emperor will duel?

      • January 20, 2018 at 11:31 pm
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        Yes Vader arrived at Tarkin’s call but left after the Jedi leadership was dealt with

  • January 19, 2018 at 11:11 pm
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    Mortis, yo.

  • January 19, 2018 at 11:12 pm
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    If Ezra somehow survives an encounter with the freaking Emperor my head might explode.

    • January 19, 2018 at 11:43 pm
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      He defeats Sheev and secretly becomes the new Emperor lol

      • January 20, 2018 at 3:51 am
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        That’s when I walk away from it all.

  • January 19, 2018 at 11:15 pm
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    So Mr. Darth Sidious himself is reprising his role? This should make this SWR finale even more exciting. Can’t wait for Febuary. ^_^

    • January 20, 2018 at 1:36 am
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      Now that he’s going to appear in the final season, I feel for the worst for Ezra and co.

  • January 19, 2018 at 11:45 pm
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    Hey Filoni, pretty sneaky of you hiding the banthas.

    • January 20, 2018 at 12:54 am
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      They are the key to everything. Just wait… JJ know’s the true prophecy. They will be the ones to bring balance to the Farce.

      • January 20, 2018 at 5:23 am
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        Give it a Beastie Boys soundtrack!

    • January 20, 2018 at 7:09 am
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      That’s some friendly banther!

  • January 20, 2018 at 1:29 am
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    This feels like this huge wall sliding towards you.

    • January 20, 2018 at 5:23 am
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      Second this! If anyone should kill him off it’s Zahn. Let Tim finish a new trilogy and send him off right, or heck keep him around for episode 9 or a spin-off

    • January 20, 2018 at 10:33 am
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      Exactly that is the only thing I ask for, the rebels ruined canon so I hope they won’t take Thrawn with them.

      • January 20, 2018 at 4:05 pm
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        Explain yourself.

      • January 20, 2018 at 5:02 pm
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        How so?

        • January 20, 2018 at 8:36 pm
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          Their victories doesn’t make logic sense, they are softened to suit for children so that takes some options of the plot, then they try to make it funny, such as the stormtroopers chasing cats in the TIE Defender episode. Do you really think any soldier would leave his post and chase an animal? Hardly.
          Next 17 year old girl beats a 60 year old war veteran who had been fighting for his whole live and in addition she is a physic genious designing arc weapons by herself. Sorry but there is no logic in this, these characters I created on purpose and can’t die because they won’t allow it.

          I know it is a kids show but simply then they should have made it out of canon. Victories are gained by sacrafices and strategy not soldiers chasing cats.

          I would have much more prefered a normal series or battlefront style graphic series for teenagers or adults similar to Rogue One

          • January 20, 2018 at 9:19 pm
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            None of what you said has ruined canon though. I get your issues but as you pointed out it is a show aimed at kids. Also there’s going to be a least one death to come, possibly more. I think that’s a pretty big sacrifice.

          • January 20, 2018 at 11:28 pm
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            There a lot more examples I gave you just two which crossed my mind first. Yes but sacrifices are made through the war and only when it is a season finale. Sometimes there is simply bad luck, great example is the fighter scene in the Last Jedi, Resistense blue leader could have been the best pilot ever but the missile hit the hangar and she died sitting on the ground and she couldn’t change that. There isn’t heroic death for everyone someone is a casualty and someone a hero who dies fighting.

            As for the canon, take stormtroopers for instance, in movies they at least hit something here they have the guns for a parade.

            With the canon, it is presented that this group formed the rebelion or were the core of it but their victories are not about courage or sacrifies only plot armor, unlogical turns of events and engineered luck. For me heroic act was something Rogue One did but not these rebel ,,victories,,

          • January 20, 2018 at 11:28 pm
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            There a lot more examples I gave you just two which crossed my mind first. Yes but sacrifices are made through the war and only when it is a season finale. Sometimes there is simply bad luck, great example is the fighter scene in the Last Jedi, Resistense blue leader could have been the best pilot ever but the missile hit the hangar and she died sitting on the ground and she couldn’t change that. There isn’t heroic death for everyone someone is a casualty and someone a hero who dies fighting.

            As for the canon, take stormtroopers for instance, in movies they at least hit something here they have the guns for a parade.

            With the canon, it is presented that this group formed the rebelion or were the core of it but their victories are not about courage or sacrifies only plot armor, unlogical turns of events and engineered luck. For me heroic act was something Rogue One did but not these rebel ,,victories,,

          • January 21, 2018 at 12:48 am
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            I think it’s debatable that the stormtroopers could hit anything in the OT. In fact it’s become a bit of an in joke, over time, what bad shots the stormtroopers were so I think rebels has just played up to that. The pilot in TLJ isn’t a good example either. She was a minor character and plenty of minor characters have died in rebels. Commander Sato for example. They’ve never been presented as forming the rebellion or as a core group of rebels either. It’s been mentioned several times that they were just a very small cell of the greater rebellion.

          • January 21, 2018 at 12:50 pm
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            Well on Tantive IV or on Scarif they could shoot allright. Yes the blue leader was a minor characters but a few more seconds and Dameron would have gone with her just because of beign at wrong place in wrong time. Sorry but Commander Sato is single exeption and he wasn’t killed but comitted a suicide, except him all minor characters dying were only Imperials (Titus, Slavin, Saxon and so on)

          • January 21, 2018 at 1:41 pm
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            Yeah but Poe didn’t die, he escaped in the nick of time..bit like a cartoon. I think we’ll have to agree to disagree on this. Anyway, hopefully Dave Filoni will be given his big boy pants and his next project is a bit more adult.

          • January 21, 2018 at 3:18 pm
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            Agreed lets hope he won’t repeat his mistakes

          • January 22, 2018 at 6:11 pm
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            Yeah, since Tantive IV, they haven’t hit anything.

          • January 22, 2018 at 6:11 pm
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            You take things too literally here, I think.

      • January 20, 2018 at 5:34 pm
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        Rebels didn’t ruin canon.

    • January 20, 2018 at 5:54 pm
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      He’ll die, sadly. why? Because the Bendu told him he had a vision of him dying by many people.

      • January 20, 2018 at 6:49 pm
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        He said he saw Thrawn’s “defeat, like many arms surrounding [him] in a cold embrace.” It may not necessarily be his death.

        • January 21, 2018 at 1:55 am
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          Haven’t seen any of this season so far – is it conceivable that the Bendu was referring to Thrawn being murdered by a few of his Noghri? Wasn’t Warwick Davis playing Rukh at some point this year?

          • January 21, 2018 at 8:21 am
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            The Bendu’s wording is vague enough to give some leeway (intentionally, I would assume).

            Rukh actually was in a couple of episodes this season but I honestly can’t tell if they’re following his and Thrawn’s EU story through.

  • January 20, 2018 at 5:36 am
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    Does anyone think they’ll end up at the base on Crait at the end of the finale? Be a nice tie in with The Last Jedi.

    • January 20, 2018 at 12:54 pm
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      please don’t ruin rebels with any connection to that albatross

      • January 20, 2018 at 4:05 pm
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        If the modern internet didn’t exist, you would love The Last Jedi. All you need is 24/7 attention.

    • January 20, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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      I hope Rebels story ends with Rebels stories, not with tie ins to other stories.

    • January 20, 2018 at 8:17 pm
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      If we’re not even getting Scarif (which Filoni has confirmed) I doubt we’ll get Crait.

  • January 20, 2018 at 7:07 am
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    Just cut the crap and bring McDiarmid for Episode IX! Force ghost!

    • January 20, 2018 at 5:32 pm
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      Sith can’t be ghosts.

      • January 20, 2018 at 8:25 pm
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        They can , have you ever played SWTOR?

        • January 20, 2018 at 8:30 pm
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          ‘Clone Wars’ almost referred to that in the Mortis arc and ditched it because Lucas precisely decided Sith can’t become Force ghosts, though.

        • January 20, 2018 at 10:20 pm
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          not canon.

      • January 20, 2018 at 8:58 pm
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        A force wraith then? A long lost twin brother? Mama Palpatine? Just make it happen!

        • January 20, 2018 at 10:19 pm
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          haha

  • January 20, 2018 at 10:51 am
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    In TCW Filoni said than when he brought back Darth Sidius for the Mandalore Act someone had to die because his presence isn’t requested easily and when he arrives he deals with anyone.
    Next I totally don’t get how Ezra can fight Emperor when noone knows Emperor is force sensitive, anyone who discovered had been killed. And if nonforce sensitive Emperor arrived to Lothal then he would have a second flotilla of ISD on stanby to support Thrawn there for thats more than 100 000 Stormtroopers they could deploy.
    I expected Vader to return for the finale not the Emperor.

    As for the battle of Lothal I don’t know, the rebel military airstrike failed but suddenly they got reinforcements on the ground and capture Pryce, thats weird. Also I don’t like the idea that the rebels are being helped by weird wormhole traveling wolves there is too much filoni fantasy in this.

    • January 20, 2018 at 4:58 pm
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      Maybe the Emperor has heard of Ezra’s force ability and is looking to recruit, after all Vader is half the man he use to be.

      • January 20, 2018 at 6:54 pm
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        The new expanded canon would definitely support this (i.e. the ‘Vader’ comics).

      • January 21, 2018 at 4:56 am
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        Just what I was thinking

  • January 20, 2018 at 6:57 pm
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    Looks like there is a force ghost with Ezra at 2:08. I fear that might be Ahsoka

    • January 20, 2018 at 6:58 pm
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      I think it’s just a hologram actually.

      • January 20, 2018 at 8:09 pm
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        Yeah you’re right it is a hologram not a force ghost. You can see the moving lines that they use on holograms.

  • January 21, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    I hope Hera kills Thrawn and hope Ashoka is not a force ghost. Also hope Vader and Ashoka fight again

  • January 21, 2018 at 5:19 pm
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    I hope Hera kills Thrawn and hope Ashoka is not a force ghost. Also hope Vader and Ashoka fight again

  • January 21, 2018 at 9:11 pm
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    I don’t really think this will happen, but it’s fun to speculate… What if Ezra, Kanan, & Ahsoka end up going to Mortis and replace the force family? Kanan is a champion of the light and Ezra has always had a little darkness in him (which could be further drawn out by the emperor this season). Ahsoka could serve the role of the father (mother) balancing the two.

  • January 22, 2018 at 4:49 am
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    I wonder what we see in 2:04, it is only 0.5 seconds in screen.
    Like a drawing with channels that are gettting light.

  • January 22, 2018 at 4:49 am
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    I wonder what we see in 2:04, it is only 0.5 seconds in screen.
    Like a drawing with channels that are gettting light.

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