Adam Driver Set To Play Lead Villain In J.J. Abrams' STAR WARS EPISODE VII

The first cast member of Star Wars Episode VII? Adam Driver. According to Variety, the Girls actor is set to close a deal to play the lead villain in the J.J. Abrams helmed movie, in what they describe as a character in the same vein as Darth Vader. Read on for details!

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By Josh Wilding - 2/26/2014

According to Variety, Adam Driver is the first addition to the cast of Star Wars Episode VII. If that name is familiar to you, it's probably because he was once linked to the role of Nightwing in Batman Vs. Superman, but he's also made a name for himself in HBO's Girls. The site reveals that he's extremely close to signing on to play the lead villain, a role they go on to describe as being "in the vein of iconic 'Star Wars' villain Darth Vader." Driver was among those rumoured for a role at one point, but it's only recently that he became Disney and LucasFilm's top choice to star in the movie. Scheduling issues did appear to be causing a problem for a while, but they're now resolved. Directed by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars Episode VII begins shooting in London this April and is set for a December 18th, 2015 release. How do you guys feel about this news?
Source: Variety
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Reasonnnn - 2/26/2014, 12:29 PM
Such a great actor!
DEVLIN712 - 2/26/2014, 12:30 PM
This is incredible!
Reasonnnn - 2/26/2014, 12:30 PM
Watch GIRLS; he's the best thing in it. so much charisma
Hellsing - 2/26/2014, 12:30 PM
Hey Mr Kennedy!
Nadj76 - 2/26/2014, 12:31 PM
Underrated actor. He has the height to be Vader-esque.
Hellsing - 2/26/2014, 12:32 PM
OUTER SPACE!OUTER SPACE!
DEVLIN712 - 2/26/2014, 12:33 PM
I REALLY wanted him to play Nightwing though...
Ignition - 2/26/2014, 12:33 PM
I love how upset so many people here were because of the Nightwing rumor. There's a reason just about everyone wants to work with him. Talented guy.
Nomis - 2/26/2014, 12:35 PM
Wasn't he rumored to be NIGHTWING in Batman Vs. Superman?
DanteMcFarlane - 2/26/2014, 12:35 PM
Who the f**king hell is Adam Driver???
DEVLIN712 - 2/26/2014, 12:36 PM
One of the Wrap's writers is saying he knew about Driver for months and it's the reason he turned down Nightwing
DropAload - 2/26/2014, 12:36 PM
OK?
ksommer - 2/26/2014, 12:37 PM
SPACESHIP!!!!!!!!!!!!
ALegendaryPanda - 2/26/2014, 12:38 PM
What villain is he playing though??!!
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 2/26/2014, 12:38 PM
That's cool.... He's a decent actor. Just hate the fact I've seen his penis like 50 times on Girls.
DEATHbyEXILE - 2/26/2014, 12:39 PM
l0rdleg0las - 2/26/2014, 12:39 PM
I had never heard of this dude until the Nightwing rumor a few months back. I guess he is this years Benedict Cumberbatch. The obscure dude who is on a show not everyone watches who suddenly gets thrust into the spotlight.
Hellsing - 2/26/2014, 12:39 PM
OUTER SPACE!OUTER SPACE! HEY MR KENNEDY!
DrunkenNukem - 2/26/2014, 12:42 PM
Wasn´t him playing Nightwing in MOS 2???...

So many BS


I wonder if Abrams will cast someone for SWVII....jeez..isn´t the production starting to film this summer?? WTF
dannramm113 - 2/26/2014, 12:42 PM
Anybody else find it weird they revealed the villain before the hero?
ALmazing - 2/26/2014, 12:43 PM
meh animated gif on Giphy
HULK2099 - 2/26/2014, 12:43 PM
interesting, very interesting
Dotanuki - 2/26/2014, 12:43 PM
From the photos that I've seen of the guy, he has a face for the radio, as they say. I can't comment on his acting ability.
RamonSuarez - 2/26/2014, 12:44 PM
Too young. Not feeling it.
xBlaze96x - 2/26/2014, 12:44 PM
I don't know if they will ever top Darth Vader, he is pretty iconic. Who knows, they might be able to do it.
Ramiel - 2/26/2014, 12:44 PM
So, he turned down Nightwing for this...
charlie2094 - 2/26/2014, 12:44 PM
Grand Admiral Thrawn?

Lol, doubt it since they're not using the EU but would be cool to see. Hopefulyl they can 'cherry pick' the EU, take little bits here and there or characters. Sure they will with the Solo siblings at least...

Hopefully they officially announce something soon! Not seen him in anything but heard good things
wookiefit76 - 2/26/2014, 12:45 PM
Maybe he'll br Jar-Jar's kid and get killed.
Hellsing - 2/26/2014, 12:45 PM
OUTER SPACE! OUTER SPACE!
frova - 2/26/2014, 12:45 PM
wooooo
lolken - 2/26/2014, 12:46 PM
Isn't this guy in Nickelback ?
DEATHbyEXILE - 2/26/2014, 12:46 PM
InfiniteMonkey - 2/26/2014, 12:49 PM
They should cast Sam Witwer for a role.
Syfy just cancelled Being Human.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 2/26/2014, 12:52 PM
Yes... If Sam Witwer does not get at least a [frick]ing cameo, I will flip shit. Star-Killer and Darth Maul... Come on! He is my choice for Eddie Brock.
FerFogs - 2/26/2014, 12:52 PM
Black-haired nickelback guy.

FerFogs - 2/26/2014, 12:53 PM
@lolken - wow, same thought.
wookiefit76 - 2/26/2014, 12:53 PM
I really have no idea how this guy acts, who he is, are what he'll be doing exactly. Nor do I care. It all comes down to the story for me right now and wether are not it falls in with the expanded universe. If these movies omit the books, I'll be pissed off.
Joe6Pack74 - 2/26/2014, 12:53 PM
That looks like the guy who was our waiter at Olive Garden.
jparr2 - 2/26/2014, 12:54 PM
srsly? from THAT show?
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