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#1 Edited by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio

Adam Driver is ready to travel to a galaxy far, far, away.

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.

Driver, 30, is the first cast member to be revealed for Walt Disney Studios and LucasFilm’s highly-anticipated “Star Wars” installment, which will open in theaters on Dec. 18, 2015.

The big-budget tentpole, directed by J.J. Abrams, is scheduled to shoot at London’s Pinewood Studios in April. Additional cast members will likely be announced in the next month.

‘Star Wars’ Adam Driver: ‘Girls’ Actor in Talks to Play the Villain | Variety

#2 Posted by Xwraith (15708 posts) - - Show Bio

But we've known this was going to happen for more than a year.

#3 Posted by ArturoCalaKayVee (11169 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait this guy is going to play Darth Vader?

#4 Edited by Saint_Wildcard (9387 posts) - - Show Bio

Dude, you are so late to the party. Im not even a Star Wars fan and I knew this.

#5 Posted by Alertcircuit (177 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait this guy is going to play Darth Vader?

Well it says "In the vein" so I'm guessing that means a role that's similar to Vader.

#6 Posted by Jonez120 (3669 posts) - - Show Bio

Old news.

#7 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio
#8 Posted by Saint_Wildcard (9387 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous: i don't know about Adam Driver thing, but I'm talking about your title :P

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#10 Edited by TazzMission (5488 posts) - - Show Bio

@arturocalakayvee said:

Wait this guy is going to play Darth Vader?

no hes going to play a similar villain ( sith i believe) like darth vader. im starting to wonder if this will be darth malgus since he is the closest thing to resemble him. i know hes from the old republic but i wouldnt mind disney kind of borrowing charachters from that to introduce into the new trilogy

#11 Posted by The_Tree (7247 posts) - - Show Bio

Nice.

#12 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (32993 posts) - - Show Bio
#13 Edited by TazzMission (5488 posts) - - Show Bio

@jonny_anonymous said:

@tazzmission: I'd rather it was Grand Admiral Thrawn

as would i but we all know a sith will be used and if they had to pick one malgus would be a nice addition really expecially since jj uses original prostetic makeup wich is a huge plus in my book. besides if there is one thing star wars is known for its the lightsaber fights

#14 Posted by RogueShadow (10063 posts) - - Show Bio

Awww what? Do you have any Idea how amped I was when I saw the title of this thread?

#15 Posted by LyraFay (2486 posts) - - Show Bio

Remember Adam Driver was meant to be Synder's choice for Lex Luthor now he's a Star Wars villain.

#16 Posted by Dragonborn_CT (20922 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this for real or just another rumor?

#17 Edited by TazzMission (5488 posts) - - Show Bio

Is this for real or just another rumor?

a lot of sources are claiming hes close to signing so if he is the villain im curious to see what he will bring since i never heard of him. plus i like the idea of new talent so ill be giving him a shot

#18 Edited by buttersdaman000 (9497 posts) - - Show Bio

Awww what? Do you have any Idea how amped I was when I saw the title of this thread?

#19 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7597 posts) - - Show Bio
#20 Posted by marvel_boy2241 (2468 posts) - - Show Bio

I never saw Star Wars. It looks so...meh.

#21 Posted by TheCheeseStabber (7931 posts) - - Show Bio

We all know George Lucas is the true villain of Star Wars

#22 Posted by JediXMan (29706 posts) - - Show Bio

Really hope it's Thrawn.

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#23 Posted by CF12793 (2956 posts) - - Show Bio

eh, I don't really know the actor or his work so I can't really comment. I gotta say I really don't care much about the new Star Wars films, though.

#24 Posted by CF12793 (2956 posts) - - Show Bio

I never saw Star Wars. It looks so...meh.

The ones that came out before the prequels are phenomenal films. The prequels that came out in the 2000's are just okay.

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#26 Posted by JediXMan (29706 posts) - - Show Bio

@buttersdaman000:

... -_-

Go read the Thrawn Trilogy.

It was so artistically done.

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#27 Posted by The_Deathstroker (5642 posts) - - Show Bio

Don't know him.

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#28 Edited by dccomicsrule2011 (23405 posts) - - Show Bio

@buttersdaman000:

The Thrawn trilogy literally re-sparked the interest in Star Wars in the 90's.

Everything about Thrawn is awesome; he's a strategic mastermind and a very eccentric and esoteric figure (two things I love in characters).

We never get to know what excatly Thrawns thinking, because we never actually see things from his perspective.

I suggest you read the Thrawn trilogy, you won't be disapointed.

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#29 Edited by King Saturn (223841 posts) - - Show Bio

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

#30 Posted by Xwraith (15708 posts) - - Show Bio

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

He never had a lightsaber, but I'm convinced that he was Force-Sensitive.

#31 Edited by dccomicsrule2011 (23405 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_saturn:

Thrawn wasn't a Force sensitive.

He was a strategic master-mind that nearly defeated the New Republic.

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#32 Edited by Wolverine08 (39035 posts) - - Show Bio

cool.

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#33 Posted by Yokergeist (12355 posts) - - Show Bio

He plays vader jr.!

#34 Posted by King Saturn (223841 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

@king_saturn said:

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

He never had a lightsaber, but I'm convinced that he was Force-Sensitive.

What makes you think he was Force-Sensitive ?

On a weird side note, why would they call it Force-Sensitive ? I mean technically my d!ck is Force-Sensitive... maybe it has TK and Lightning powers too.

:P

@king_saturn:

Thrawn wasn't a Force sensitive.

He was a strategic master-mind that nearly defeated the New Republic.

Wish he had a Light Saber though... then he could cut people's heads off as well as use strategic moves.

#35 Edited by JediXMan (29706 posts) - - Show Bio

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

He's not a fighter - he is a strategist.

I think that would be interesting. It would be unique to the Star Wars movies: a purely intellectual enemy who manipulates everyone (in a different way than Palpatine, I mean).

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#36 Edited by Xwraith (15708 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:

@king_saturn said:

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

He never had a lightsaber, but I'm convinced that he was Force-Sensitive.

What makes you think he was Force-Sensitive ?

On a weird side note, why would they call it Force-Sensitive ? I mean technically my d!ck is Force-Sensitive... maybe it has TK and Lightning powers too.

There were several moments in the Thrawn Trilogy where I thought "there's no way he could know that... unless the Force helped him."

#37 Posted by King Saturn (223841 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:
@king_saturn said:

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

He's not a fighter - he is a strategist.

I think that would be interesting. It would be unique to the Star Wars movies: a purely intellectual enemy who manipulates everyone (in a different way than Palpatine, I mean).

I always thought Star Wars needed an enemy that could fight... they had some skills with the Light Saber among other things. I mean I guess they could take it in a different direction... but I would miss the fights with the Glowing Sticks of Light.

#38 Posted by King Saturn (223841 posts) - - Show Bio

@xwraith said:
@king_saturn said:

@xwraith said:

@king_saturn said:

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

He never had a lightsaber, but I'm convinced that he was Force-Sensitive.

What makes you think he was Force-Sensitive ?

On a weird side note, why would they call it Force-Sensitive ? I mean technically my d!ck is Force-Sensitive... maybe it has TK and Lightning powers too.

There were several moments in the Thrawn Trilogy where I thought "there's no way he could know that... unless the Force helped him."

They don't have informants and moles in Star Wars who can get inside information for higher authorities ?

#39 Posted by JediXMan (29706 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:
@king_saturn said:

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

He's not a fighter - he is a strategist.

I think that would be interesting. It would be unique to the Star Wars movies: a purely intellectual enemy who manipulates everyone (in a different way than Palpatine, I mean).

I always thought Star Wars needed an enemy that could fight... they had some skills with the Light Saber among other things. I mean I guess they could take it in a different direction... but I would miss the fights with the Glowing Sticks of Light.

Thrawn manipulates a Dark Jedi to help him, who attempts to turn Luke to the dark side.

... there's also the stupid Luke clone, which I don't want to talk about. That should be ignored...

Also, there's Mara Jade, who gets roped into the whole thing. Heir to the Empire takes place on Myrkr, which is full of Ysalamiri - lizards who suppress the power of the Force. So for the most part, Jedi are powerless on that planet.

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#40 Posted by King Saturn (223841 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:
@king_saturn said:

@jedixman said:
@king_saturn said:

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

He's not a fighter - he is a strategist.

I think that would be interesting. It would be unique to the Star Wars movies: a purely intellectual enemy who manipulates everyone (in a different way than Palpatine, I mean).

I always thought Star Wars needed an enemy that could fight... they had some skills with the Light Saber among other things. I mean I guess they could take it in a different direction... but I would miss the fights with the Glowing Sticks of Light.

Thrawn manipulates a Dark Jedi to help him, who attempts to turn Luke to the dark side.

... there's also the stupid Luke clone, which I don't want to talk about. That should be ignored...

Also, there's Mara Jade, who gets roped into the whole thing. Heir to the Empire takes place on Myrkr, which is full of Ysalamiri - lizards who suppress the power of the Force. So for the most part, Jedi are powerless on that planet.

Hmmmm... but how would a Jedi be manipulated by someone who lacks Force powers ? Don't Jedi's have Mind Trick Powers themselves ?

Lizards that can suppress the power of the Force.... now that sounds interesting.

#41 Posted by JediXMan (29706 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:
@king_saturn said:

@jedixman said:
@king_saturn said:

What can Grand Admiral Thrawn do with a Light Saber ? What about his Force Powers ?

He's not a fighter - he is a strategist.

I think that would be interesting. It would be unique to the Star Wars movies: a purely intellectual enemy who manipulates everyone (in a different way than Palpatine, I mean).

I always thought Star Wars needed an enemy that could fight... they had some skills with the Light Saber among other things. I mean I guess they could take it in a different direction... but I would miss the fights with the Glowing Sticks of Light.

Thrawn manipulates a Dark Jedi to help him, who attempts to turn Luke to the dark side.

... there's also the stupid Luke clone, which I don't want to talk about. That should be ignored...

Also, there's Mara Jade, who gets roped into the whole thing. Heir to the Empire takes place on Myrkr, which is full of Ysalamiri - lizards who suppress the power of the Force. So for the most part, Jedi are powerless on that planet.

Hmmmm... but how would a Jedi be manipulated by someone who lacks Force powers ? Don't Jedi's have Mind Trick Powers themselves ?

Lizards that can suppress the power of the Force.... now that sounds interesting.

Thrawn carries a Ysalamiri around on his shoulders, which prevents the Force from effecting him.

Here is how his meeting with that Dark Jedi, Joruus C'Baoth, went:

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#42 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (23405 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_saturn:

Well Thrawn does manipulate Jorus C'baoth to help him.

There is also Luuke Skywalker(Luke Skywalker clone) and Mara Jade is involed as well.

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#43 Posted by JediXMan (29706 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_saturn:

Well Thrawn does manipulate Jorus C'baoth to help him.

There is also Luuke Skywalker(Luke Skywalker clone) and Mara Jade is involed as well.

Luuke was incredibly dumb, though.

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#44 Posted by King Saturn (223841 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman: Interesting... I was thinking these Lizards would be larger and more vicious looking... like Jabba the Hutt.

#45 Posted by King Saturn (223841 posts) - - Show Bio

What ever happened to that Rebel Pilot Wedge Antennas after the Star Wars films ? Or did he die in one of them ?

#46 Posted by Bruxae (12680 posts) - - Show Bio

Wait, JJ Abrams is making this? Way to screw over the series.

#47 Edited by JediXMan (29706 posts) - - Show Bio
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@jedixman: Interesting... I was thinking these Lizards would be larger and more vicious looking... like Jabba the Hutt.

Nope. Relatively small - there's just a lot of them. About 2 feet, ish.

They adapted this way as a survival mechanism to protect themselves from beasts, like the Vornskr - wolf-like animals that hunt by using the Force to stalk their prey. If their prey is also strong in the Force, it makes the more ferocious (they are good Jedi hunters).

Decades later, during the Yuuzhan Vong war (which I want to see in the movies), the Vong created the Voxyn predators to hunt and kill Jedi. They were creations based on the manipulated genes of Vornskr (combined with an animal of Vong origin) to make them more powerful.

The moral of this story is: the Star Wars EU is awesome.

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#48 Posted by King Saturn (223841 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman said:
@king_saturn said:

@jedixman: Interesting... I was thinking these Lizards would be larger and more vicious looking... like Jabba the Hutt.

Nope. Relatively small - there's just a lot of them. About 2 feet, ish.

They adapted this way as a survival mechanism to protect themselves from beasts, like the Vornskr - wolf-like animals that hunt by using the Force to stalk their prey. If their prey is also strong in the Force, it makes the more ferocious (they are good Jedi hunters).

Decades later, during the Yuuzhan Vong war (which I want to see in the movies), the Vong created the Voxyn predators to hunt and kill Jedi. They were creations based on the manipulated genes of Vornskr (combined with an animal of Vong origin) to make them more powerful.

The moral of this story is: the Star Wars EU is awesome.

interest peaked

#49 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (23405 posts) - - Show Bio

@jedixman:

LOL true.

I was just naming Lightsaber weilders in the Thrawn Trilogy.

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#50 Posted by dccomicsrule2011 (23405 posts) - - Show Bio

@king_saturn:

Wedge lived through both Death Star battles.

He is a star in the famed X-Wing novel series and was the leader of Rogue Squadron. He went on to have a very productive life in the EU.

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