Sounds like the Emperor will be returning from wherever Dark Side energy goes after being thrown down a reactor shaft. Latino Review has confirmed Star Wars spoilers that have been swirling around the web this past week that actor Ian McDiarmid would be reprising his role as Emperor Palpatine in Star Wars: Episode VII, due out in 2015.
Not only did Latino Review confirm these Star Wars spoilers, but they’ve also gotten their hands on some tidbits regarding the nature of Palpatine’s return. While the following should be taken with a grain of salt given the pre-production nature of the next Star Wars chapter, consider these spoilers that could, you know, potentially spoil that 2015 viewing experience for you.
Turn back now, lest ye be spoiled!!!
First off, Palpatine isn’t going to return in flesh and blood, either as himself or as a clone. He will be a Force Ghost, just like the deceased Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi. Apparently just like the good guys, the Sith also have this ability. It will also be revealed that Palpatine had a new apprentice before he met his demise. None of this follows of any of the written novels or comics books. Latino Review also adds that none of what is currently committed to script is based on any EU properties.
Obviously the most interesting piece of info in the paragraph above is the fact that Palpatine had a new apprentice. This Renegade Reporter is very intrigued about who could possibly be a suitable apprentice successor to Lord Vader. Could this be a clever way to introduce a new yet still the same Darth Maul, a fan favorite, into the Episode VII mix?
ADDITIONAL MAJOR SPOILERS FOLLOW!!!
THIS JUST IN: More Star Wars spoilers has been confirmed that Ewan McGregor will be returning in Force Apparition form in Episode VII. No word on how much screen time his ghost will have, but we’ll keep you posted.
Source: Latino Review