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

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!


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?
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Filed Under "Star Wars" 2/26/2014 Source: Variety
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