Ian McDiarmid Addresses the Return of Palpatine


Ever since D23 people have been desperate for rumors about the next Star Wars movie, and well, Darth Abrams has not revealed anything about what’s going to happen in the next film. So with that, fans are scrambling for any news, even to the point of making them up. There has one that has been floating around about Ian McDiarmid reprising his role as the dark lord of the sith and he hasn’t heard anything about it.

McDiarmid said, “Well, there’s so many rumors. I like you, know nothing, because there are no facts yet. We know that John Williams is doing the music. Kathleen Kennedy announced that when we were all in Essen, but she and everyone else is unable to say anything else at the moment, because I understand they’re still working on the script.”

McDiarmid added, “There’s been all sorts of rumors. No conversations have been had, and no deals have been struck. And anyway, I’m dead…but I could be resurrected. Yes, I’ve heard of ghosts, I’ve heard of clones. There’s all sorts of possibilities. But until I get that phone call, like the one I had before, I won’t believe I’m in it. And I think I won’t be working for it, because it’s a whole new world now that I think is going to be invented. There might be some old favorites in it, but I should imagine it’s about the adventures of the descendents of the first characters and new villains that no one except George has ever imagined. And I hope it is, because the great thing about Disney is that it will continue in a new form with new people and be reinvented, just like all great works of art are sooner of later.”

So the idea that he would be coming back is just a rumor and debunked by the actor himself. It gives hope to a new set of villains with a new story for the heroes of the space opera to engage in. Sorry to disappoint those that were excited to see him come back, but it doesn’t look like it’s been considered.

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