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!
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