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In case you're avoiding spoilers for the next Star Wars film set for release in December 2019, this post contains info about one legendary character's epic return. Read at your risk!
After Star Wars: The Last Jedi left its story with Luke Skywalker's death and Rey leading the resistance away from Kylo's army, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker journeys with new and familiar faces across the galaxies. While one big return of Billy Dee Williams returning as Lando Calrissian has been known for months and remains exciting news, nothing could shake the Star Wars fandom like the surprise re-entry of an old foe: Emperor Palpatine. Believed to be dead after Darth Vader kills his master to save his son in Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, Darth Sidious has been still chilling in the galaxy all these years and ready to make a comeback.
To say that I was personally shook to my core is an understatement. In the minority of loving the prequels but in the majority of fans who love Ian McDiarmid, the return of Emperor Palpatine was nothing I ever expected. The reaction across social media, especially twitter, was so entertaining and exciting, I wanted to share the best tweets. What was your reaction about Palpatine? Let me know in the comments below! Hope you enjoy!
the audiences reaction to palpatine’s return and the ix title.. this just gave me chills pic.twitter.com/OSkerOWNOb— mari 2 (@hemsthorth) April 12, 2019
Almost every Star Wars fan after hearing Palpatine cackle in the trailer... #EpisodeIX pic.twitter.com/NMg1wfKiV0— 100% Star Wars (@100PerStarWars) April 12, 2019
Me as soon as I heard Palpatine’s laugh at the end of the trailer pic.twitter.com/Cl7NdqfflF— where’s the catch.mp3 (@_leftonrepeat) April 12, 2019
Leaked footage of Kylo Ren and Rey vs Palpatine #EpisodeIX #TheRiseofSkywalker pic.twitter.com/xsJ3mfbI9t— Sad Kylo Ren (@KyloIsSad) April 12, 2019
*the new star wars title appears*— danielle 13 (@captainstranqe) April 12, 2019
*palpatine’s laugh echoes in the background* pic.twitter.com/cGbUsVRaJr
Ben: get in loser we're going to fight Palpatine— ben chewbacca organa solo skywalker (@greyjedireylo) April 12, 2019
Rey: *backflips into the Silencer*
When you realise that Palpatine’s return probably also means Vader’s/Anakin’s Force ghost will appear. pic.twitter.com/ahe1SYW6gH— Joseph Cotterill (@jsphctrl) April 12, 2019
After falling continuously for 30+ years, Emperor Palpatine deploys an airbag and softly lands on the ground below. He then immediately dashes back up the stairs, yelling “again, again!” #StarWarsIX #StarWars #EpisodeIX #TheRiseofSkywalker pic.twitter.com/uxmpUut1rx— Sarah O'Connell (@SarahO_Connell) April 12, 2019
Star Wars Filmmakers: HOW DO RESTORE THE HOPE OF THE STAR WARS FANDOM AFTER THE LAST JEDI?!— HMK (@HMKilla) April 12, 2019
when you think the last jedi discourse has finally ended pic.twitter.com/GTtRVXe5I0— Benjamin Birdie (@BenjaminBirdie) April 12, 2019
nobody:— Rob Perez (@w0rld_wide_wob) April 12, 2019
Missed opportunity by Disney imo pic.twitter.com/78UYeYKdTs— Gene Park (@GenePark) April 12, 2019