Last weekend perhaps the biggest news out of the D23 Expo was the lack of ANY NEWS from “Star War: Episode VII.” The fans had every right to boo Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn when he said:
“I do wish I could tell you more but there are dark forces. And they are watching.”
Prior to the presentation Walt Disney Co. chairman and CEO Bob Iger also said:
“Now we’re just as excited as you are about Star Wars: Episode VII. In fact, we’re speechless. At least we’re going to be somewhat speechless at this Expo because we aren’t ready to share some of the details with you just yet.”
As my man El Mayimbe would say, “BUMJUICE!”
So basically they had nothing to show you, and all you got was lip service.
One would think that they would at least give you the title or some casting from the upcoming trilogy, but all you got was what you already know, J.J. Abrams will direct “Star Wars: Episode VII” from a script by Michael Arndt and that John Williams is back to score the next “Star Wars” film, which is set for release in the summer of 2015.
Yadda, yadda, yadda…
Anyway, then came a rumor that actor Ian McDiarmid was to return for a role in the upcoming sequels.
McDiarmid played Emperor Palpatine in the original trilogy and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in the prequels. As you know in “Return of the Jedi” the Emperor dies, so it was kind of shocking that he will return.
The specifics of McDiarmid’s return was unclear and it was even said he might come back as a clone, like in the comic books.
According to my source, he does come back in a way. Here is what I was told.
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.)
Palpatine will not be a clone, not in human form.
Now here is a HUGE tidbit…
Palpatine had a new apprentice before he got killed.
Why would the clone be an old emperor? Go look at some of the old Dark Horse Comics. They cloned the emperor in those comics. Why would they repeat that? Why bring the emperor back to life? That would just be stupid as all hell.
Sorry to geek fans who made up their own world but it just is NOT how it is.
Once again not going by any books. Not one thing they have in the script is from a book.
So there you have it. This is what I was told a while ago but just couldn’t say anything till now.
What do you think? Bitch all you want and let us know what you think in the comments below…