If¬†Ian McDiarmid had his way, we’d be seeing a lot more of the infamous Emperor Palpatine. In a recent interview, McDiarmid responded about his intrest in a return to the franchise for the Emperor,
Yes, I‚??m sort of interested in any future development he might have. 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.
What does this mean for fans of the Emperor? One less hurdle to jump to potentially see Emperor Palpatine return on the big or small screen. There have been spin-offs announced that do take place before Palpatine’s death so there is definitely that possibility. If a TV show were to be produced, this could also be a possibility. Since McDiarmid is eager to have Palpatine participate in the reboot of Star Wars in any way possible, it would make sense that they use him. However… not all things always make sense in the world of Star Wars.
What do you think? Should Emperor Palpatine return? How would you like to see him return?
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