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Former Sith Lord Open to Embracing Dark Side Once Again

The potential for a live-action "Star Wars" television series is enough for any fan to experience some minor heart palpitations.

The prospect of not only this, but also the film actors themselves reprising their roles? Heart attack city. Thankfully, no such tragedy took place at the Star Wars Celebration VI Q&A panel, at which the original Emperor himself, actor Ian McDiarmid, expressed interest in possibly donning the black cloak once again.

Ian McDiarmid

The actor alluded to the potential backstory of Emperor Palpatine while discussing the popular opera scene duel between the Sith Lord and Master Yoda. In that scene, we got some hints on Palpatine's origins, but as McDiarmid noted, “It would be nice if one day they would be followed up… who knows?”

Fans later asked the actor point blank if he would return to the role in the proposed "Star Wars" live-action television series. McDiarmid reportedly broke into a big grin. “Well… what do you think?” He continued, “If he happened to pop up in the script I would hate if it was to go live and someone else were to be in it.”

The proposed series would reportedly take place between Episodes III and IV, leaving the Emperor plenty of opportunities to pop in and wipe out a Rebel Alliance or two. What other actors would readers like to see return to the galaxy far, far away?


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Written by: kyleiam
Aug 24th, 2012, 7:04 am

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