Who is Adam Driver anyway? I’m pretty sure I’ve never seen him in anything, and from what I’ve heard about one show that he’s in, I never want to unless the title begins with Star Wars. I did see Lincoln, though, but I don’t think he had a very large role in that film.
Han Solo, Princess Leia, Luke Skywalker, C-3PO, Chewbacca and R2-D2 are all returning to the galaxy far, far away, along a new cast of characters. The names of the characters that the new cast are playing in the film have not been officially announced yet.
Harrison Ford – Han Solo
Carrie Fisher – Princess Leia
Mark Hamill – Luke Skywalker
Anthony Daniels – C-3PO
Peter Mayhew – Chewbacca
Kenny Baker – R2-D2
Here’s the announcement from StarWars.com:
Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film.
Director J.J. Abrams says, “We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. It is both thrilling and surreal to watch the beloved original cast and these brilliant new performers come together to bring this world to life, once again. We start shooting in a couple of weeks, and everyone is doing their best to make the fans proud.”
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer. The movie opens worldwide on December 18, 2015.
I’ve never heard of him, nor seen him act. I’m definitely not watching the show that he’s a part of. If this rumor turns out to be true, this will be the first time that I see him act. And, unless he does other wholesome movies or tv shows, it’ll be the last.
Adam Driver 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. According to Variety no deal is done yet.
Disney was also rumored to be looking at Michael Fassbender and Hugo Weaving for the villain role. The studio had no comment on the cast. I’ve also heard rumor that Benedict Cumberbatch was also in the running, as well as Gary Oldman. Both of them might actually be involved in the film, though.