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A few days ago, rumors swirled around the Internet that Scottish actor Ian McDiarmid could return to that galaxy far, far away, in Star Wars: Episode VII. While it’s unclear whom McDiarmid would play in the new movie, it is believed that he would reprise his role as Emperor Palpatine from the original trilogy. If you remember, Palpatine dies at the end of Return of the Jedi when Darth Vader dumps him down a ventilation shaft. The latest speculation suggests that Palpatine could return to the Star Wars cinematic universe, but not as a clone, like he does in the Star Wars: Dark Empire trilogy.
According to Latino Review’s inside sources, McDiarmid would return to play the Emperor as a Force Ghost in the new movies, like Obi-Wan Kenobi, Anakin Skywalker, and Master Yoda at the end of Return of the Jedi. The same Jedi technique that allows fallen Jedi Knights to return back to life, also happens to be the same one Sith Lords can use to return from beyond the grave.
The details continue with the revelation that Palpatine was secretly training a new Sith apprentice before he died. I thought there only could be two Sith Lords; one master and one apprentice. Force ghost Palpatine would finish his apprentice’s training in the Sith Arts from beyond the grave. Honestly, this sounds dumb.