Star Wars: Episode VII villain revealed, is like Darth Vader

Is Adam Driver playing Jacen Solo in JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII?

Namman Cha, just one of many iconic villains from the Star Wars Expanded Universe
Namman Cha, just one of many iconic villains from the Star Wars Expanded Universe

According to Variety, Girls star Adam Driver (also briefly rumoured to be Nightwing in Zack Snyder’s Man Of Steel 2 – remember that?) has been cast as the villain in the JJ Abrams-helmed Star Wars: Episode VII.

Variety describes the role as “said to be in the vein of iconic Star Wars villain Darth Vader,” and Driver is said to have seen off competition from Hugo Weaving and Michael Fassbender.

With the recent revisions to the Star Wars canon, it’s entirely possible that Driver’s character could be someone we’ve seen before. Darth Krayt perhaps, or maybe Jacen Solo – aka Darth Caedus – the son of Han and Leia. That would certainly fit the theme of family that runs through the Star Wars saga.

Star Wars: Episode VII is due in cinemas 18 December 2015. You can buy Star Wars: The Complete Saga for £57.99 on Blu-ray from Amazon.co.uk.