Back in April, the first teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker aired. And with a Christmas release only four months away, just when can fans expect the next one? Well, according to Trailer Track, October is “almost definitely” the time the Star Wars 9 trailer will launch. The reason being that The Force Awakens equivalent landed on October 19 and The Last Jedi’s on October 9.
Whatever the case it’s certainly possible for Palpatine to return in a similar way.
While the Emperor didn’t wear any headgear but a hood, perhaps his soul can somehow latch on to another Dark Side object like Kylo Ren’s helmet?
The wayward son of Han and Leia smashed the object in The Last Jedi, but in the first Rise of Skywalker trailer, it’s been reforged. What’s particularly startling is that in all the shots we’ve seen of Kylo Ren in the movie, he’s not wearing it. Could this mean it has another purpose? Perhaps as a host for Palpatine’s soul?
Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is released in UK cinemas on December 19, 2019.