Rumour: Ian McDiarmid to return for Star Wars: Episode VII?

Posted August 15, 2013 by Rick in Movie News
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Star Wars: Episode VII refused to let any cats out of the bag at last weekend’s D23 festival, but rumour has it that Ian McDiarmid might be another old face set for a return. Jedi News reports that McDiarmid is set to make an appearance, possibly as a cloned version of the evil Emperor Palpatine, last seen (in sequence, anyway) perishing at the end of Episode VI. He’s not the only former villain keen on a return, with Ray Park talking up a potential do-over as crimson-faced badass Darth Maul. “I’ve said that I would play anything to do with Star Wars,” says Park to Flicks And The City. “But really, deep down, I would love to come back as Darth Maul – that’s what I want to do.” “I would go crazy, go mental, lock myself in a cabin, you know. Do the whole ‘method’ for two or three months, spear-fishing and stuff, just to play the character again.” The character met a sticky end at the end of Episode I, but was resurrected in The Clone Wars, so we guess it’s not impossible… Star Wars: Episode VII will open in 2015.

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