Word has arrived today, via Variety, that Girls star Adam Driver is in final talks to sign on to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII. Although he can never replace a Darth Vader in terms of cinematic evil power, look for Driver to play a similar role in the first chapter of the new trilogy.
Our previous thoughts that Hugo Weaving and Michael Fassbender are both still being pursued was confirmed by the magazine, and it appears that we will get some serious “official” casting news sooner than later with Star Wars Episode VII filming set to start in late spring or early summer.
Look for Star Wars: Episode VII December 18, 2015 and until then… let’s revisit why that first Star Wars made such a mark!
The Cantina scene showed us that this truly is a galaxy far, far away... that is filled with all sorts of fascinating characters. And try hearing that Cantina band song and not have it in your head all day!
One of the more famous quotes to come out of Star Wars arrives when Obi-Wan tells the Storm Troopers that "those are not the droids you are looking for." Seeing him literally command the minds of others had us beyond fascinated with the character of Obi-Wan.
Just when we thought Han had flown off somewhere else, other than to join in the fight, he surprises us... and his timing was perfect. Han shot those Imperial Fighters and as he said best, "You're all clear, kid!" Death star... say goodbye.