Thursday April 24th 2014

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Episode VII: The Emperor Strikes Back?


Our friends at JediNews have received some inside information that Ian McDiarmid is rumored to be reprising his role as Darth Sidious/Emperor Palpatine in Episode VII. Exactly how he will be brought back from “the dead” is an interesting plot device to say the least. Could he be a spirit akin to Obi-Wan in TESB and ROTJ, imparting his knowledge of the dark side to some new apprentice? Perhaps he will possess Luke Skywalker some how and the children of our heroes from the original trilogy must redeem him. Could they pull a bit from the Expanded Universe’s Dark Empire storyline where Palpatine created a clone of himself in order to achieve immortality?

The possibilities and speculation are endless but remember, nothing is official unless Disney and Lucasfilm say so.]

Oh, and Happy Birthday today to Ian McDiarmid – a fitting story to be sure.

  • Rykrof_Enloe

    I like the idea of the Emperor returning. We had some good discussions about this in our forums recently:

    Also… I liked how they showed the resurrection of Sauron/the Necromancer transpiring in “The Hobbit” – it can be pulled off…

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  • studlydudly

    I’m fine with this

    flashbacks, dreams, visions, recordings are all fine ways of bringing back dead characters

    but I will have a fit if there is any time travel involved

    • Rykrof_Enloe

      time travel?

  • Peakob1

    I’m not sure about this? maybe as a force spirit or holocron?
    I’m just as excited for the new movies as everyone else, I just hope Star Wars is an all new story not something that resembles a comic book or novel from the past. That time has come and gone Star Wars is big enough for something all new!

  • DarthFlan

    Yeah, Im ok with some sort of Blue-Glowie emperor, or even a clone. But Same here – No Time Travel or Delorians!!

  • Mike_5555

    Please don’t be true. Not only do I think it would cheapen Vader’s sacrifice it ROTJ, I want Episode VII to have an original story not a retread of something we’ve already seen.