Video: EA's upcoming video game happens during the time between Episodes VI and VII of the Star Wars movies. A new snippet of Battlefront 2's story mode shows the start of Emperor Palpatine's posthumous scorched-earth scheme to leave the galaxy in ruins after his death.
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Ever since we first saw footage from Rogue One, we've wondered about that one mysterious shot of a kneeling hooded figure in front of a mysterious, foggy tube. Who's the figure? What's inside the tube? Well, a seemingly innocuous featurette for the movie might have provided the answer.
Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.
One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.
While Star Wars Underworld will likely never make its way to production at this point, hearing details about what might have been in this exploration of the seedy underbelly of Coruscant is still a fascinating prospect. Case in point? The revelation of Emperor Palpatine not just being in the show, but him apparently being... sympathetic?