Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Variety is reporting that Adam Driver (Girls) has been cast in Star Wars: Episode VII in a major role. The describe it as "Exact details are unknown, but the character is said to be in the vein of iconic “Star Wars” villain Darth Vader." The is the first new casting announcement for the film which is under the usual Abrams cloak of secrecy. Considering his age (30), I assume his role is more apprenticeship to the big bad than the movie's big bad. The current rumor for that is Michael Fassbender or Hugo Weaving. My vote is for Weaving because he seems owns anything he is in and seems to enjoy fan interactions while I suspect Fassbender is simply unpleasant to be around. Considering Abrams has a history of even refusing to reveal the names of characters, it could be a while before learn anything specific. Theoretically Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, and Mark Hamill will be returning but that still has not been officially confirmed.