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'Star Wars: Episode VII' may have found its villain: 'Girls' star Adam Driver

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Star Wars: Episode VII may have found its villain. According to Variety and The Hollywood Reporter, Girls star Adam Driver is nearing a deal to become the villain of J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars film. Variety reports that the role will be akin to Darth Vader's throughout the original trilogy, and it seems that the villain will be expected to return in future installments. Though a deal is said to be close, it's worth noting that Driver's name has popped up a number of times recently for potentially large roles that haven't panned out — in Batman vs. Superman, he was rumored to have been considered for both Nightwing and Lex Luthor, neither of which he'll actually be playing. We may find out whether he's actually landed and accepted this part fairly soon: Variety reports that Driver's Star Wars deal should be finalized in the coming days — and we'll likely hear about that if it happens.

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