How Palpatine Might Return In “Star Wars”

So just how could Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine make an appearance in the upcoming “Star Wars Episode VII” considering his apparent death at the end of 1983’s “Return of the Jedi”?

Latino Review claims to have the answer – the Emperor would return not as a clone, but as a ‘Force Ghost’ akin to Obi-Wan Kenobi in the last two films of the original trilogy.

The site adds that Palpatine was also training another apprentice (aside from Darth Vader) before he met his demise.