Rumors Of The Big Bad For Star Wars: Episode VII

We've got a rumor swirling around that the big bad for J J Abrams upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII is very familiar to fans… but before I say who I should probably put up a spoiler warning. I put this one together for now until we get some official art from the film.

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Okay… if you don't want the movie possibly spoiled what the heck are you doing down here?

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Latino Review has 2 different sources confirming something they had hear when production began, that the main villain for the upcoming movie will be none other than Emperor Palpatine himself.

Now I know what you're thinking… "but he's dead"… he was thrown into the big open space in the new Deathstar. Which is kind of similar area to what Luke Skywalker let himself fall into after fighting Darth Vader in Empire Strikes Back. And yeah, Lando Calrissian blew up that Deathstar… but Luke had enough time to drag Darth to the shuttle bay and have a father-son moment. So anything is possible.

If this report is true, it won't be Ian McDiarmid playing Palpatine this time around. The actor appeared at the London Film And Comic Con and has this to say:

I'm definitely not in [Episode VII]. As you know, he's dead by then! I know, we believe in reincarnation, and holograms… But you know, they are going to take many twists on the story as the years go on, and I guess they may go back to a time – I've got no clue, I'm speaking off the top of my head – when the Emperor ran the universe. And I don't want anyone else to play him, do I?"

Star Wars: Episode VII is due in theaters December 18th, 2015.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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