Though the character has appeared in the show before (as an unseen hologram that Darth Vader spoke to), he was voiced by Sam Witwer, who had previously voiced the role in The Force Unleashed video game. But, in this climactic appearance, the Emperor is being brought to life by the real deal, in his first appearance as the character since 2005’s Revenge of the Sith. Exciting, right?
Even better, we can already hear him in the part in the trailer above, which previews the remaining seven episodes of the series. It also tells us that Rex’s clone companions are all set to return, along with stalwarts like Mon Mothma, Yoda and (what might be) a blink and you