Ian McDiarmid famously played Senator Palpatine, who would become Emperor Plapatine, in the Star Wars films. Now, we all know and this really isn’t a spoiler, that he perishes at the end of Return of the Jedi.
But, given how the spin-off films are going in an origins directions, is it possible that the man who gave us the devilishly fantastical way of saying “your friends” will be back?
“I’m definitely not in Episode VII. As you know, he’s dead by then! I know, we believe in reincarnation, and holograms,” he said to a gathering at London Film and Comic-Con event.
Given that Josh Trank and Gareth Edwards have been hired to pen spin-offs that we think will focus on Boba Fett and Han Solo, i.e. a world where Palpatine still rules the universe, there is a huge possibility that our favorite emperor will be back.
“They are going to take many twists on the story as the years go on, and I guess they may go back to a time,” he said. “I’m speaking off the top of my head -- [of] when the Emperor ran the universe. And I don’t want anyone else to play him, do I?"
He is clearly one of our favorite characters in the Star Wars universe, the ones in the below slideshow however, are not.