According to Variety, Adam Driver has been cast as the villain in Star Wars Episode VII.
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.
The Girls actor has been among those names floating around the rumor pull, but scheduling concerns with the HBO show and the upcoming Star Wars installments were holding up the decision.
The delay in making a decision was due to scheduling issues with “Star Wars” and his HBO show “Girls.” Sources say it’s not just Season 4 that was the hangup, but also future seasons, since future “Star Wars” installments could also coincide with upcoming seasons of the HBO Lena Dunham comedy.
Sources are now telling Variety that scheduling issues have been resolved and that a deal should be finalized in the coming days.
According to Variety, the studio offered no comment on the cast but now that the script is finalizing and shooting starts in April, it’s very likely we’ll see more casting news soon.