EA’s upcoming video game happens during the time between Episodes VI and VII of the Star Wars movies. A new snippet of Battlefront II’s story mode shows the start of Emperor Palpatine’s posthumous scorched-earth scheme to leave the galaxy in ruins after his death.
Ever since we first saw footage from Rogue One, we’ve wondered about that one mysterious shot of a kneeling hooded figure in front of a mysterious, foggy tube. Who’s the figure? What’s inside the tube? Well, a seemingly innocuous featurette for the movie might have provided the answer.
While Star Wars Underworld will likely never make its way to production at this point, hearing details about what might have been in this exploration of the seedy underbelly of Coruscant is still a fascinating prospect. Case in point? The revelation of Emperor Palpatine not just being in the show, but him apparently…
Considering he's a main character in the Star Wars saga, it's pretty bizarre that Emperor Palpatine has gone over three decades with naught but a surname to his, err, name. But a new Star Wars novel coming out plans to reveal his forename for the very first time - and it's really dumb.
This Sunday Robot Chicken will air their third Star Wars special. You can see the first little sketch here, starring Seth MacFarlane as Emperor Palpatine. Could anything be funnier than Bob Goldstein, Jedi Injury Lawyer? You be the judge.
Before Yoda was a Muppet, the makers of Empire Strikes Back considered casting a monkey as the movie's spiritual center. Plus the lost Wampa raid on the rebel base, and the original portrayer of Palpatine finally revealed after thirty years!