There's a rumor that Matt Smith may be playing a young Palpatine. I dunno if this would be a flashback, or a recording, or if they're gonna do the Dark Empire thing of cloning him. I hope the fuck it's not a clone. I don't need that shit. Giving Palpatine the power to possess clones makes him immortal, and making villains immortal makes them Freddy/Jason. Star Wars doesn't need to open that door. Bad enough the comics did it.