Rumor: Episode VII to feature “disciple” of Palpatine

SEQUEL TRILOGY RUMORS: Take seriously at your own risk.Cosmic Book News has a source claiming that Episode VII will feature, in addition to Skywalker and Solo offspring, a Palpatine flunky:

A disciple of Emperor Palpatine aims to rebuild the Sith Armies of the Old Republic and destroy the Jedi where the Skywalker children will be thrust into battle and face their inner demons of their Skywalker lineage.

They also claim the movie will take place 30 years after the original trilogy, no shock to anyone who can do a bit of math.

It’s plausible, of course, but also fairly reminiscent of a lot of the early Expanded Universe plots, which were lousy with Imperial flunkies and random darksiders. (via)

8 thoughts on “Rumor: Episode VII to feature “disciple” of Palpatine

  1. Beth

    Aaron, sorry, but my inside sources say the film will center around the brilliant Qwi Xux. :D

  2. Brian

    James, I’m really glad I’m not the only person that did that.

    This is more of a mix of Bantam and Fate of the Jedi. Random Emperor flunky plus huge Sith army.

  3. Josh

    I have to admit, that synopsis sounds like what I would expect for the ST to properly conclude Episodes I-VI.

    It has to involve, (a) the Skywalker legacy, (b) Palpatine’s legacy, otherwise it will feel like an unrelated epilogue.

    Of course, they could totally make films that feel like an unrelated epilogue…

  4. Dom

    A disciple of Palpatine. Hm… Well, since the Clone Wars was canceled, there is a disciple of Palpatine’s who has not yet been accounted for. As far as we know, Darth Maul is alive and well.

    I doubt it’s really Maul, but it’s an interesting coincidence, no?

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