Adam Driver Reportedly Closing In On The Role Of STAR WARS VII’s Villain
With Star Wars VII set to begin shooting this April, we’re getting closer and closer to official announcements regarding the film’s cast. The floodgates may start to open today thanks to a report from Variety regarding the film’s big bad. According to the site, HBO‘s Girls star Adam Driver is said to be closing in on a deal to play a villain “in the vein of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader.“
Driver‘s name is one we’ve been hearing more and more lately when it comes to big, blockbuster movies. The star was said to be in talks for Batman vs. Superman in the role of either Lex Luthor or Nightwing, so it comes as no surprise that he’s popping up again for another and even bigger role. Variety stresses that no contracts have been signed just yet, but the actor is reportedly close to doing so. Driver quickly became Disney and Lucasfilm‘s top choice for the villain role and the only thing that stood in the way was his schedule for Girls. The new season doesn’t present a problem, it’s future seasons since it looks like the Star Wars role will recur throughout the new trilogy.
Disney reportedly were looking at Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving as well for the role Driver seems to have landed. Director J.J. Abrams has said the script he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan is finished and filming will begin at Pinewood Studios in April, so Driver‘s deal could be completed in the coming days. The actor has become quite a hot commodity recently, so we can probably expect to hear a big announcement soon. What do you think about Driver being Star Wars VII‘s big bad? Do you think he’s an alien, a Sith, or something else entirely?
Source : Variety