Adam Driver who is currently on the show Girls is in talks to play the villain in the new upcoming Star Wars movie.
“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.”
They would have signed him earlier but they had to make sure there would be no scheduling conflicts. Michael Fassbender (young Magneto) and Joel Kinnaman were also in talks for this role. Right now the studio is doing their best to keep everything under wraps for now. Lena Durham might have tweeted some support for her co-star.
Right now Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling might be talks to play Luke Skywalkers son Ben Skywalker.
Nothing is official right now, so lets not get our hopes up yet. I don’t watch Girls so I am not familiar with Adam Driver. I am more curious about the character being in the vein of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader. I am wondering if that mean he will be one of Vader’s apprentices? Vader had a few apprentices during his time, so there is a few to choose from. I doubt he will be Darth Caedus, it would make no sense to use that character this early on.
I guess we will see as more information comes out, otherwise we have to wait until December 2015.