Villains are important to any universe, but it’s especially true for Star Wars. Darth Vader is an iconic character and any bad guy created within the same galaxy will be measured up to that standard. No pressure, Adam Driver. Variety reports that the actor best known for his roles on Girls and Inside Llewyn Davis is near to signing on for the role of the villain in the J.J. Abrams-directed Episode VII.
The possibility of a looming announcement is exciting. However, it’s important to keep in mind the ink is not dry on the deal, and we’ve heard other rumors concerning Gary Oldman and Benedict Cumberbatch that haven’t panned out yet. If things move forward, Driver could be the first official member of the cast.
Variety’s sources say forward movement has been slow because of hang-ups with scheduling. Driver’s involvement with Girls understandably takes up a fair amount of his schedule. But, supposedly that’s all been worked out and the contract should be finalized in the coming days.
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