Ian McDiarmid Now Voices The Emperor in Star Wars Rebels

With Ian McDiarmid returning as Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, it seems like Lucasfilm used him being available to make a change to the character’s appearance in Star Wars Rebels.

A Redditor noticed that Ian now voices Palpatine in the Siege of Lothal episode, replacing the original dialog recorded by Sam Witwer:

Ian McDiarmid is the voice of the emperor in Siege of Lothal now from r/starwarsrebels

According to some posts on the site, the version in the beta test of Disney+ still has the original dialog; although it’s entirely possible the episode will be replaced with this version when the service launches for everyone on November 12th.