Where Is Palpatine During Obi-Wan Kenobi

With the release of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series, where Emperor Palpatine is in its timeline remains a mystery. Obi-Wan Kenobi reunites Obi-Wan and Darth Vader/Anakin Skywalker while returning Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen to the Star Wars franchise as the two characters. Given the period in which Obi-Wan Kenobi is set, Ian McDiarmid could also make an appearance reprising his role as Palpatine, the sinister overlord of the Galactic Empire.,Obi-Wan Kenobi takes place a decade after the events of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, which situates it about 20 years before the story depicted in the first Star Wars. This places the show’s setting during the relatively early days of the Galactic Empire with Palpatine as its dictator. While that doesn’t give a definitive picture of where Palpatine is or what he’s up to at the moment of the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, a few details can be logically inferred based on this time frame.,RELATED: Obi-Wan Kenobi Is Completing Disney’s Star Wars Prequels Treatment Change,At the end of Revenge of the Sith, after Obi-Wan’s bittersweet defeat of Anakin, Palpatine was seen supervising the construction of the Death Star alongside his apprentice, by that point fully transformed into Darth Vader. With the time jump of a decade to the Obi-Wan Kenobi show, refining the Death Star into the ultimate weapon likely remains Palpatine’s focus as Emperor. Beyond that, depending on the degree of the Death Star’s completion and its ability to house personnel, Palpatine’s actual location during Obi-Wan Kenobi remains unclear, but it seems likely that the show will give some indication.,As a self-appointed Emperor with a rebellion on his hands, Palpatine would surely make efforts to remain guarded and hidden from his enemies for fear of potential assassination. While the gargantuan fortress of the Death Star is a facility more than capable of filling that role, it would need to be completed to a partly sustainable level at least. A decade is plenty of time to do that, but Palpatine might also be making efforts to stay on the move from his Rebel enemies and could be using an Imperial Star Destroyer as one of his safe havens or even his primary one.,McDiarmid has teased a Palpatine Obi-Wan Kenobi appearance, alluding to his return in “a certain show coming soon set right around the time I may have considered to be very active. This comment from McDiarmid about another Palpatine reprisal has led to speculation of both Obi-Wan Kenobi and the Andor series as prime candidates for McDiarmid’s tease of where the evil Emperor Palpatine might be seen next. Additionally, McDiarmid’s follow-up statement of “whether or not you will see my physical body, I cannot comment on. But you will certainly feel my presence” might indicate his location will be kept somewhat vague even to viewers of both shows.,Wherever Palpatine is hiding, his reign as Emperor will likely cast a palpable aura over Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s story. Whether or not he makes a cameo on the show, Star Wars fans will have to wait and see. Still, with a Rebellion to crush, there can be no doubt that Palpatine is plotting the defeat of his enemies with the newly renamed Darth Vader as his right-hand man when Obi-Wan Kenobi begins.,NEXT: Where Is Yoda During Obi-Wan Kenobi