Adam Driver to Play Villain in New Star Wars Movie
02.26.14 by BJSprecher
Forget Darth Vader and the Emperor, the new face of evil in the Star Wars universe is that of Girls breakout Adam Driver. The 30-year-old actor is "close to signing on" to play a villain "in the vein" of classic villain Darth Vader, reports Variety. Driver is the first actor officially linked to J.J. Abrams' highly anticipated sequel to Return of the Jedi, though the "Big Three" — Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher — are all expected to reprise their roles in Star Wars: Episode VII in some form or another. Some sources say that many other roles have already been cast, but that Disney/LucasFilm is holding off on the announcements. Star Wars: Episode VII is slated to open Dec. 18, 2015.