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?