So here’s a couple of interesting tidbits I missed while I was on holiday last week. Rumour has it that Ian McDiarmid and Ewan McGregor are both returning for the upcoming Star Wars Episode VII.
Palpatine comes back as a Force Ghost..like Obi Wan. (Sith Lords learned similar techniques, which in some cases allowed them to physically interact with their environment.)
[…] it looks as though Palpatine might not be the only one coming back in a spectral form. Also returning from the netherworld of the Force is Obi-Wan Kenobi.
After all, Obi-Wan Kenobi appeared throughout the original trilogy, despite his death in ‘A New Hope’. I have confirmed this with three close sources that are on the project and they all confirmed to me that Ewan McGregor would be back as a Force Ghost in the upcoming sequel trilogy.
I gotta say, I can pretty much get behind all of this. There’s more spoilers about what they might be doing in the films you can go read for yourselves, but I kind of like the ideas. Plus, McDiarmid and McGregor are both great actors and It’ll be nice to see them playing these characters with hopefully better material (again, in the case of McDiarmid).
What do you guys think of the news?