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McDiarmid talks Emperor’s possible return

March 27th, 2013 by bash Comments


Ian McDiarmid has been speaking to SciFiNow about the possible return of Emperor Palpatine to the big or small screen.

Asked whether he would be interested in playing the character again, following the purchase of Lucasfilm by Disney, he said “yes”.

“I’m sort of interested in any future development he might have,” the English actor said. “Unfortunately, as you probably know, he died at the end of Episode VI, Vader sent him to cosmic hell so he’s not going to feature in any of the new Disney ones, I don’t think.

“On the other hand they’ve got lots of exciting ideas for spin-offs about separate characters and so on, and then there is the television series which George has talked about and decided to make into being for a number of years, and that takes place between Episodes III and IV when the Emperor is very much alive. So I think he probably does have a future.”

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