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At the 1:47 mark in the trailer, you can hear Emperor Palpatine’s sinister cackle.
Preceding the laugh is a voiceover of Luke Skywalker saying, “No one’s ever really gone.”
The three seconds of Palpatine laughing at the end of this trailer is better than the entire Last Jedi movie https://t.co/IF4raoPtds— Harry Khachatrian (@Harry1T6) April 12, 2019
star wars fans when they heard palpatine’s laugh at the end of the trailer pic.twitter.com/gvRaJRawIG— sophie (@mightysifs) April 12, 2019
(Thirty years ago)— Carlos A. Morales (@CarlosAlonzoM) April 12, 2019
nobody:— Rob Perez (@w0rld_wide_wob) April 12, 2019
*Hears Palpatine laugh at the end of the Star Wars teaser* pic.twitter.com/FVurAi0RW3— Andrew Claudio (@Claudio_GSN) April 12, 2019
palpatine showing up decades later to fuck shit up again pic.twitter.com/QgHm9KGiWu— mika (@anakvns) April 12, 2019
*the new star wars title appears*— danielle 13 (@captainstranqe) April 12, 2019
*palpatine’s laugh echoes in the background* pic.twitter.com/cGbUsVRaJr
It’s likely that Ian McDiarmid will reprise the role of the antagonist after playing the character in the last two trilogies. McDiarmid was also seen at a panel for the film on Friday, fueling Palpatine comeback speculation.
Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker will premiere Dec. 20, 2019.
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Eilish O'Sullivan is an editorial intern for the Daily Dot studying journalism and government at the University of Texas at Austin. Her work has appeared in the Austin Chronicle and the Daily Texan.