Rumour: Ian McDiarmid to return for Star Wars: Episode VII?

Ray Park also keen on a return

Star Wars: Episode VII refused to let any cats out of the bag at last weekend's D23 festival, but rumour has it that Ian McDiarmid might be another old face set for a return.

Jedi News reports that McDiarmid is set to make an appearance, possibly as a cloned version of the evil Emperor Palpatine, last seen (in sequence, anyway) perishing at the end of Episode VI.

He's not the only former villain keen on a return, with Ray Park talking up a potential do-over as crimson-faced badass Darth Maul.

"I’ve said that I would play anything to do with Star Wars,” says Park to Flicks And The City. “But really, deep down, I would love to come back as Darth Maul - that’s what I want to do."

"I would go crazy, go mental, lock myself in a cabin, you know. Do the whole ‘method’ for two or three months, spear-fishing and stuff, just to play the character again."

The character met a sticky end at the end of Episode I, but was resurrected in The Clone Wars, so we guess it's not impossible... Star Wars: Episode VII will open in 2015.

Who would you rather see return? Tell us, below!


    • chibik

      Aug 13th 2013, 7:00

      With all the old faces returning, will there be room for anything new in the movie?

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    • ilikescifi

      Aug 13th 2013, 15:17

      my thoughts exactly chibik.

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    • Ali1748

      Aug 13th 2013, 20:35

      It's time for a new villain, we don't need a clone of The Emperor or Darth.

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    • vincevega

      Aug 15th 2013, 11:34

      why not a female vilain?

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