Emperor Palpatine to return for Star Wars: Episode VII?
Ian McDiarmid is the latest cast member rumoured to reprise his role in Star Wars: Episode VII...
With rumours of various key cast members in consideration to return for Star Wars Episode VII, this is one that's quite unexpected: Ian McDiarmid is reportedly set to return to reprise his role as Emperor Palpatine.
Now, we've got what we suspect are the same questions as you regarding this. After all, Palpatine did die at the end of Return Of The Jedi. Even in the various re-edited versions. So, er, did he survive the fall? Or will this be a clone of the character? Perhaps flashback sequences? Time will tell.
No big casting announcements meanwhile landed at Disney's D23 Expo over the weekend, to the surprise of many. Given that production is set to start on Star Wars: Episode VII next year, we're expecting to hear something in the next couple of months. Sorry we can't be more specific.
Star Wars Episode VII is set for release in summer 2015 (that's now been confirmed). More news on the film when it's available.
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