How Palpatine, Darth Maul and Vader Dominated Star Wars Celebration

As much as fans love their noble Jedi and plucky rebels, Star Wars Celebration 2019 showcased how much power the Dark Side still holds over fans and filmmakers alike, as it was the bad guys who stole the show this year.

When fans finally got their first look at Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, there was genuine surprise and excitement when the trailer ended with the familiar cackle of the (presumably) long dead Emperor Palpatine.

This revelation, in turn, triggered a deluge of speculation and theories about how Palpatine could return. We won’t know what the truth of it all is, of course, until Episode IX opens in December, but the apparent return of Darth Sidious will surely remain a hotly anticipated and ravenously searched topic until then.

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Source: IGN.com How Palpatine, Darth Maul and Vader Dominated Star Wars Celebration