‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’: First Look At Ian McDiarmid’s Return As Emperor Palpatine

New Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker pint glasses reveal Ian McDiarmid’s Palpatine look for the movie.

Most of the tragic events that have occurred in the first six chapters of Star Wars saga were caused by the machinations of Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine. However, after Ian McDiarmid’s Palpatine met his demise at the hands of a redeemed Darth Vader in 1983’s Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, most assumed the Sith Lord’s arc in the Star Wars franchise was complete.

So, it came as a surprise to many when the first trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker revealed that Ian McDiarmid will reprise his role as Emperor Palpatine in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga. While previews for The Rise of Skywalker have kept Ian McDiarmid’s Palpatine hidden since the announcement, new pint glasses being sold by the Alamo Drafthouse show fans what could be the new look for the iconic villain. Based on the Star Wars glasses, Ian McDiarmid’s Palpatine looks just like he did when he was defeated by Darth Vader, but his eyes now have a hint of yellow in them with red bags underneath.

You can see the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker pint glasses with Ian McDiarmid’s Palpatine below.

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What do you think? Are you excited to see Ian McDiarmid’s Palpatine in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Let us know in the comments!

Here is the official synopsis for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker:

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

Directed by J. J. Abrams, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Ian McDiarmid, and Billy Dee Williams. Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa through the use of previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and The Last Jedi. 

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 19, 2019. Stay tuned for the latest news regarding Ian McDiarmid’s Palpatine and the future of the Star Wars franchise.

Source: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema

‘Titans’: ‘Jericho’ Episode Photos Show Off New Look At Deathstroke

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Titans Jericho 01 DeathstrokeDC Universe has released some brand new images from episode #208 of Titans titled "Jericho" featuring a new look at Esai Morales' Deathstroke.

In this selection of eight images, we get our first glimpse at the eighth episode of the second seasonAlong with a new look at Deathstroke, we get a glimpse at what's next for our group of characters following the events of last week's episode.

"Jericho" is set to premiere on DC Universe on Friday October 25. You can start the gallery of new images by clicking "Next."

Here is the official synopsis for season 2:

In Season 2, following the aftermath of their encounter with Trigon, Dick reforms the Titans. Under his supervision in their new home at Titans Tower, Rachel, Gar and Jason Todd train together to hone their hero abilities and work together as a team. They are joined by Hank Hall and Dawn Granger aka Hawk and Dove and Donna Troy aka Wonder Girl. Although these original Titans attempt to transition into a regular life, when old enemies resurface everyone must come together to take care of unfinished business. And as this family of old and new Titans – including Conner Kent and Rose Wilson – learn to co-exist, the arrival of Deathstroke brings to light the sins of the old Titans which threaten to tear this new Titans family apart once more.

The series stars Brenton Thwaites as Richard "Dick" Grayson / Robin, Anna Diop as Koriand'r / Starfire, Teagan Croft as Rachel Roth / Raven, and Ryan Potter as Garfield "Gar" Logan / Beast Boy. Newcomers for its sophomore outing include Joshua Orpin and Esai Morales playing Superboy and Deathstroke, respectively, while Chella Man and Chelsea Zhang have also joined the cast as Deathstroke's children. Natalie Gumede has signed on to play Mercy Graves and Game of Thrones star Iain Glen is on board as Bruce Wayne, a.k.a. Batman.

Titans season two is now streaming on DC Universe.

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