Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr
Empire
Trending On Empire
Gal Gadot's Wonder Woman Revealed
The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Nick Frost:
My Movie Life

The World's End star's pick of the flicks
Subscribe: 6 Issues For £15!
Subscribe today and save 37% off the cover price!
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Comic-Con: Mad Max: Fury Road Footage Online
And some new images
Comic-Con: Marvel Screens Avengers: Age Of Ultron Footage
Dark times ahead for our heroes
Comic-Con: Guardians Of The Galaxy 2 Release Date Confirmed
James Gunn & co back in July 2017
Comic-Con: Marvel Debuts More Ant-Man Test Footage
Scott Lang goes riding
Lucy Defeats Hercules At The US Box Office
Scarlett Johansson triumphs over Dwayne Johnson
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
21 July 2014
Star Wars: Episode VII Plot Details Revealed?
Could these be the first clues to Abrams' plans?
More Movie News

RELATED FUTURE FILMS
Star Wars: Episode VII
18 December 2015
This Is Where I Leave You
12 September 2014
What If
20 August 2014
More Future Films

RELATED REVIEWS
Tracks (2014)
Empire Star Rating
Raiders Of The Lost Ark (2012)
Empire Star Rating
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Empire Star Rating
Dreamcatcher
Empire Star Rating
French Kiss
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Adam Driver Rumoured As Episode VII's Villain
He's reportedly off to a galaxy far, far away

26 February 2014  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Variety

submit to reddit

Adam-Driver-Rumoured-As-Episode-VIIs-Villain

Is the universe ready for Darth Sackler? And what will Hannah Horvath think? Okay, so Adam Driver will not be playing an evil version of his weird, intense character from Girls. But if Variety’s latest Star Wars: Episode VII report pans out, he will be rocketing his career to the next level by playing a villain in J.J. Abrams’ film.

Disney and Lucasfilm have naturally declined to comment on the report, so it’ll have to remain in the asteroid field of unconfirmed info – keep the Rumour Alert Klaxon handy for now – but while the trade mag specifies that no deal has been signed, the rising young actor is reportedly close to spilling ink to play someone evil. 

But with Abrams scheduled to start shooting at Pinewood and elsewhere from April/May, working from the script he’s re-written with Lawrence Kasdan, we can expect official casting announcements to make the leap out of hyperspace soon.

Driver, who has been winning attention between Girls and several high profile films (including a scene-stealing moment in Inside Llewyn Davis where he sings about outer space - an omen?) and Lincoln, was thought to be a favourite of Team Abrams for Star Wars as the casting process began to speed up. He’s apparently had to figure out whether he can squeeze the job into a busy schedule that includes Jeff Nichols’ Midnight Special and a rumored role in Martin Scorsese’s Silence. We just hope he stays away from any giant ventilator shafts in the meantime.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

Kate Beckinsale Joins Absolutely Anything
She's on for Terry Jones' alien comedy
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script

Your Comments

Not seen series 3 of Gilrs but he's easily the best thing in the other two. Good shout! More

Posted by LustForLeith at 12:43 on 27 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Inside Skywaker Davis
Eh, I haven't seen Girls or heard of this guy but everyone's got to start somewhere (look at Clooney, Depp, Hanks etc). Ben Kingsley started on Corrie! I think we'll be alright... More

Posted by mr_jonse at 09:54 on 27 February 2014 | Report This Post

RE: Inside Skywaker Davis
Oh god, don't know that guy but the fact he played in Girls says enough. Hope this is just a rumour.. More

Posted by Chronicle at 09:26 on 27 February 2014 | Report This Post

Inside Skywaker Davis
Star Wars in ... Outer ... Space! More

Posted by Bond1971 at 22:19 on 26 February 2014 | Report This Post

SPECIAL FEATURE
The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time EMPIRE READERS' POLL: THE 301 GREATEST MOVIES OF ALL TIME
You turned out in your hundreds and thousands, and here are the results... Browse the full list


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Models Inc.: The Inside Story Of Sideshow Collectibles
How the likes of Batman, Superman and Luke Skywalker become collectible figures

The Empire Podcast #121: Brett Ratner Talks Hercules On This Week's Show
Plus The Purge: Anarchy producer Jason Blum pops in to talk horror

Empire's Guardians Of The Galaxy Review
Our official verdict on Marvel's latest addition to their cinematic universe

Frank Grillo's Ten Toughest Hollywood Tough Guys
The Purge: Anarchy star picks his favourite badasses

Role By Role With Joel McHale
The star of The Soup and Community on Spider-Man 2 and much more

'I Have The Club But I Didn't Get The Lion's Head'
Dwayne Johnson (and pals) talks Hercules props, action and ancient superheroes

Classic Feature: The Making Of The Silence Of The Lambs
Is this the most frightening movie ever made?

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Get The 301 Greatest Movies Of All Time Subscribers' Cover

Subscribe today and get the cover and 3 issues for only £10!

Subscribe today

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Get The Empire iPad Edition Today

Subscribe and save maney on annual digital subscription

Subscribe today
Buy single issues

Get 6 issues of Empire for just £15!
Get the world's greatest movie magazine delivered straight to your door! Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire iPad Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  iPad  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)