Star Wars: Episode VII Latest Rumors – Obi Wan and Emperor to Return?
Arguably the hottest film property on the planet right now is Star Wars: Episode VII. Disney’s $4 billion acquisition of the franchise, means the space saga is about to be rejuvenated for a whole new generation.
But while hungry fans are desperate to feast upon the long awaited Star Wars: Episode VII, reputable sites such as Latino Review, who seem to be privy to the rumblings within all the major studios, are ready to throw meaty scraps onto the rumor mill hot plate.
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Firstly, LR this week revealed that the evil Emperor aka Senaor Palpatine aka Darth Vader’s boss, would be returning in the upcoming JJ Abrams’ directed sequel. Their sources confirmed that the Emperor, who was of course killed in Return of the Jedi (1983), would be appearing as a ghostly apparition, just like Alec Guinness in the original trilogy.
Did someone just mention Alec Guinness? Yes, apparently Ewan McGregor has been nudging and winking at Lucasfilm producer Kathleen Kennedy to give his Obi Wan Kenobi character, (of course originally played by Sir Alec) a stand alone Star Wars movie.
And, it seems that the studio have met Scotsman McGregor half way. LR have reported that Jedi sage Kenobi will feature in Episode VII again as a ghoulish guide.
Now, considering McGregor was an integral part of the diabolic prequel trilogy; effectively giving him a test run in the new film, does seem like a safer bet than green-lightning an expensive standalone movie.
Star Wars: Episode VII, which will be directed by JJ Abrams (Star Trek) and written by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3), will be released in summer 2015.http://news.doddleme.com/news-room/star ... e-emperor/