UPDATED: RUMOR: Adam Driver Cast as Main Episode VII Villain?

UPDATE: Sources have reportedly also told The Hollywood Reporter and Entertainment Weekly about Driver’s imminent Episode VII casting, lending even more potential credence to the initial Variety report.


We heard his name mentioned in a previous rumor – now we get another report of Adam Driver’s involvement with Episode VII, this time as the potential main villain.

Sources tell Variety that while no deal is done yet, the “Girls” actor is close to signing on to play the villain in J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode VII.” Exact details are unknown, but the character is said to be in the vein of iconic “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader.

While a second story attached to Driver’s name may add a bit more substance to the rumor, this can only be classified as such until we hear from an official Lucasfilm source.

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