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Will Ian McDiarmid reprise the role of Palpatine

Discussion in 'Episode IV: Spoilers Allowed' started by Darth_Lear, Apr 1, 2006.

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  1. Darth_Lear

    Darth_Lear Jedi Youngling star 3

    Feb 21, 2003
    I don't think so. Let's face it, he's an old man and he'll be retiring soon. In fact I've even heard rumours that we won't see the character properly again until...wait for it...Episode VI, although we might see a hologram before then. So, no, Ian will be retired by then. I reckon they'll probably get a much younger actor to play the part, some unknown guy in his 30's, but heavily made over.

  2. Bacon164

    Bacon164 Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Mar 22, 2005
    Dude, Palpatine's going to be fighting Yoda again on the Death Plague Moon. If anyone else is playing palptine, I will be angry. Ian's the only guy who can do him justice.
  3. Drac39

    Drac39 Jedi Grand Master star 7

    Jul 9, 2002
    It`s a given that Palpatine will have a much larger role in this than he did in ROTS
  4. TH421

    TH421 Jedi Youngling star 2

    Dec 22, 2004
    McDiarmid is in his early 60's. There is no reason he should be too old to act. Unless his stage career is keeping him too busy (he is currently in a Broadway production of The Faith Healer), I am sure George would not consider anyone else for the role.
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