"Go for Papa Palpatine!"
If you thought you'd seen the last of Emperor Palpatine in 2005's Revenge of the Sith, get ready to let the hate flow again. Latino Review has updated some preliminary rumors that 69-year-old actor Ian McDiarmid is slated to return in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII.
Although the character met his end after Darth Vader threw him down a reactor shaft in 1983's Return of the Jedi, Latino Review claims through an unnamed source that "Palpatine comes back as a Force Ghost..like Obi Wan. (Sith Lords learned similar techniques, which in some cases allowed them to physically interact with their environment.)"
Their source also claims "Palpatine will not be a clone, not in human form" and most interestingly, "Palpatine had a new apprentice before he got killed."
The site goes on to clarify that the Emperor's return will not be taken from any previous storyline, such as Dark Empire or Dark Empire II from Dark Horse Comics.
Star Wars Episode VII is scheduled for release in 2015, probably in May...because Star Wars. Michael Arndt will provide the script and composer John Williams will once again return to score the film. In the meantime though, here's a little something to help make the wait just over two minutes shorter...