Remember when we told you that everyone’s favorite sith overlord Emperor Palpatine AKA Darth Sidous (Played by Ian McDarmid) might feature in the highly anticipated Episode VII of the Star Wars Saga? We now have insider information that not only answers how Palpatine would return but also hints at the villain’s role in the movie trilogy. A small reminder that since this is insider information, it’s best we consider it to be a mere rumor at this stage, and take it with a grain of salt. But not to fear, keep checking back for updates as when we receive them!

Our source seems to tell us exactly how Palpatine would return, despite his apparent death in Episode VI.  The site says the  erstwhile chancellor of the galactic republic will not return  as a clone. He will however appear as a Force Ghost just like Obi-Wan, Yoda, and even Anakin. The source also adds that during the events of episode VI , Palpatine had another sith apprentice hidden away, and it is likely that this hitherto unknown apprentice will take up the mantle of the villain for episode VII with the force ghost of his mentor at his side.

Now this does raise up a few questions. Why did Palpatine have another apprentice when he had Darth Vader and might have taken Luke under his wing too? And why have we never heard of this apprentice before? And if the apprentice did exist why didn’t he fight for Palpatine in episode VI or atleast take revenge earlier? So many questions!

But don’t fret my Padawans. This is merely a rumor as I have stated before, and we don’t know what state the script of the movie is in. Reports suggest that the script is being “heavily worked on” . So this information may very well be disregarded in the next few months, or may be reworked on in a better way. Patience is a virtue my Jedi friends.

Star Wars episode VII is being directed by JJ Abrams and has a tentative Summer 2015 release.

SOURCE: Latino Review 

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  • http://www.zacharycochran.com/ Zachary Cochran

    Force apparitions are canon and it makes sense that Disney would employ McDarmid since they’re rehiring the other actors (has this been confirmed?). That said, this claim sounds like wild speculation and even if accurate, it makes more sense to say that the force ghost of Sidious found and corrupted another young jedi or empowered an existing dark side force user, than that this apprentice of Sidious went quietly unnoticed for the last 50 years of Star Wars history.

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  • Mark Rom

    Bored of Star Wars. Give me Guardians of the Galaxy.

  • Justin Scott

    I agree. It seems more likely that the force ghost of Palpatine would try to corrupt a young jedi. Plus, he would probably be bent on revenge against the Skywalkers, and what better way to do that then to subvert a young Skywalker? I’m still hoping for Jonathan Rhys Meyers to play the young Skywalker.

    • http://www.zacharycochran.com/ Zachary Cochran

      Ooh! The ghost of Palpatine could try to kill Luke’s son! (SPOILER ALERT) Wait…this has already happened though…except it was with Leia’s son in this book: http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Empire%27s_End Anyway, now that I think about it, even the spirit of Palpatine’s clone was destroyed, so I’m not sure how likely it is to see the original Palpatine’s spirit, but then again, I think they are going to try to use every living actor for Episode VII…

  • SubSumeYou

    [EXPLETIVE] Disney Studios. The whole project is a sham, just like I thought.

  • Ísak

    Force Ghost? The story after the original movies has already been written, long before Disney enslaved Star Wars. Palpatine’s spirit possessed a clone body that he had on the planet Byss. I wish Disney had never bought LucasFilm. Most Star Warriors don’t even want another movie at all.

    • bfg666

      Oh, really? And just who are “most Star Warriors” if you please, since you seem to know them all personally…?
      Also, you seem to forget that they won’t be taking the EU into consideration. I’m not OK with this way of doing things but if it can push that terrible clone thing out of canon, we’ll be better off.

    • Ben

      I’d LOVE it if they made some of the books into movies, honestly. Granted, they’d need permission from authors to do it. But I’m sure the Disney powerhouse could afford it.