Adam Driver Set to Play Star Wars Episode 7′s Darth Vader-ish Bad Guy

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Adam Driver in Girls

Watch out, Darth Vader! Here comes Adam Driver!

Apparently J.J. Abrams, the master of secrets, is on the verge of making his first official casting for his upcoming “Star Wars: Episode 7.”

This time around, instead of just throwing a bunch of random names into a list and claiming they’re all up for roles in the movie, Variety says “Girls” actor Adam Driver is currently “close to signing on to play the villain” in the upcoming sci-fi film.

The character is being described as “in the vein of iconic ‘Star Wars’ villain Darth Vader.”

Disney and Lucasfilms have apparently been high on Driver, 30, for some time, but it took a while to ensure that his duties menacing “Episode 7″ didn’t conflict with his role on HBO’s “Girls.” Because obviously there was a problem. Gee, a role in “Girls,” or a star-making turn in the next “Star Wars” movie. Yeah, I can see how he would feel conflicted between those two choices. (Not really.)

Abrams will direct from a script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan.

“Star Wars: Episode 7,” which is expected to launch an all-new trilogy of films by Abrams, will journey back to that galaxy far, far away on December 18, 2015.

Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill are expected back from the original trilogy.

Darth Vader in Star Wars

Darth Vader: force choking fools since 1977.

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  • 0ptik

    I’d love for them to go with the Force Unleashed plot where Vader had a secret apprentice going around the galaxy doing his bidding.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      Doubtful. When Disney took over it seems like they want to allow the use of storylines and characters but in new versions. Like we may get Mara Jade, but her origin and introduction will be different. It looks like everything Lucas said was cannon for the expanded universe is now just source material and not cannon at all. So who knows what will happen.

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        Disney is rebooting everything….fuck the fans right?
        I’m so scared that the Rebels tv series is going to retcon everything we saw in the original force unleashed.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          May as well just get ready for that then. Like i said Cannon is no longer cannon. So we may get Starkiller, but the story will be different. We will really have to wait and see. Rebels is looking like fun though.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Looks fun, but there’s a reason why the game was so successful. Starkiller’s story was right alongside empire in terms of awesomeness.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

            I thought it was because it actually gave you th feeling of being a jedi!! It was a great game.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            Ask yourself this: the sequel made you feel like a jedi even more, why wasn’t it as successful?

  • Lexavi80

    I can see a problem. Girls is a steady job for the guy. For Sta Wars… he can be tossed out like Darth Maul or Jar-Jar.

    Anyway, I haven’t seen this guy act. Is he any good?

    • Totesmagotes1

      He’s very good at playing a creep.