Emperor Palpatine

Ian Mcdiarmid as Emperor Palpatine in 'Return of the Jedi.'

After “dying” in ‘Return of the Jedi,’ Emperor Sheev Palpatine is back in ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.’ How did he survive? We’ll have to wait to find out, but in the meantime, here’s everything we know (or think we know) about good old Sheev Palpatine.