“Star Wars: Episode VII” may have found its villain.
Variety reported on Wednesday that Adam Driver, best known for his work on the HBO comedy series “Girls,” is in final negotiations to play the villain in the upcoming “Star Wars” film. Details are scarce but the character is said to be in the vein of Darth Vader. Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving were said to be in talks for this villain role.
According to the publication Driver was Disney and LucasFilms’ top choice to play the main villain. The reason for the delay in making the decision was scheduling issues with his work on “Girls.” Sources told Variety it wasn’t just about the conflict with Season 4 of “Girls” but with future seasons as any future “Star Wars” films could coincide with any future seasons of “Girls.” Driver was also in talks to appear as Nightwing in the Batman vs. Superman movie but had to drop out because of “Star Wars.”
However sources said the scheduling issues have been resolved and a deal should be finalized soon.
“Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham had this to say about the news:
“We’re VERY proud of Adam Driver re: Star Wars. He’s about to rip a hole in da force. Is that a thing? I guess I should see those movies?”
“Star Wars: Episode VII” is set for release on December 18. 2015. Director J.J. Abrams recently announced that he and co-writer Lawrence Kasdan recently finished the script and they would zero in on casting decisions soon. Shooting is scheduled to star in April at London’s Pinewood Studios.
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