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Rumor: Adam Driver's role in Star Wars: Episode VII may not be a villain

05.12.2014

Since the very first rumors placed him as a potential star of STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, the rumors have had him portraying a villain. The actor has appeared in duplicitous roles on HBO's GIRLS and in the Coen Bros. film INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS, but never has he played a role as dark as a Sith Lord. Driver never seemed to be a classic fit for what we expect in the STAR WARS universe which is part of why I was so intrigued by the choice.

But, with major script changes between Michael Arndt's original treatment and the finished screenplay from J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan, Driver's role may not be as clearly villainous. Jedi News cites a source who claims to know the nature of Driver's role.

He will be playing the son of Han and Leia, and it seems he will be seduced to the Dark Side, and a main plot point for the movie will be their attempt to rescue him.

Seeing as Luke may not have any children, being a Jedi and all, Han and Leia's child would likely have gained some of the connection to the Force his mother and uncle would have had. This would definitely deviate from the Expanded Universe offspring, the Solo twins, but could make for an interesting path for the characters. Plus, it sounds like a story that would fit right in with the other six films in the series.

There is, of course, no substantiation for this news, so take it with a grain of salt. I would definitely like to see this turn out to be true. STAR WARS: EPISODE VII will hit theaters on December 18. 2015.

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Extra Tidbit: I wonder what his mitichlorian count was?
Source: Jedi News

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6:33AM on 05/16/2014

Christ...

That's all I've got. Ugh.
That's all I've got. Ugh.
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9:24AM on 05/13/2014
Literally looks nothing like them...
Literally looks nothing like them...
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7:45AM on 05/13/2014
I've got a bad feeling about this.
I've got a bad feeling about this.
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6:00AM on 05/13/2014
Are you sure he isn't the son of Leia and Ponda Baba?
Are you sure he isn't the son of Leia and Ponda Baba?
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9:42PM on 05/12/2014
I wouldn't mind this, but like SchaefDizzle said below, he beats no resemblance towards his Solo and Leia.

We'll see I guess.
I wouldn't mind this, but like SchaefDizzle said below, he beats no resemblance towards his Solo and Leia.

We'll see I guess.
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7:53PM on 05/12/2014
Wait. He's gonna be playing Jacen Solo?
Wait. He's gonna be playing Jacen Solo?
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6:37PM on 05/12/2014
On the one hand, I'm excited for more Star Wars. However, the plot description has me worried. A character turns to the Dark Side and needs to be saved by family/friends. So it's Anakin's story all over again, episodes 1-6 condensed to 3 new films. The films themselves could be very good, but I'm not all that excited about seeing the same story told through new characters.
On the one hand, I'm excited for more Star Wars. However, the plot description has me worried. A character turns to the Dark Side and needs to be saved by family/friends. So it's Anakin's story all over again, episodes 1-6 condensed to 3 new films. The films themselves could be very good, but I'm not all that excited about seeing the same story told through new characters.
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6:21PM on 05/12/2014
I just don't think their child would look like him, nothing mean intended they just share no similar features whatsoever.
I just don't think their child would look like him, nothing mean intended they just share no similar features whatsoever.
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4:49PM on 05/12/2014

also if hes playing han and leias son...

they should be ashamed of producing such a horrid looking man
they should be ashamed of producing such a horrid looking man
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4:43PM on 05/12/2014
And in today's Star Wars/DC/Marvel rumor news, we mention another possibility for this upcoming film....
And in today's Star Wars/DC/Marvel rumor news, we mention another possibility for this upcoming film....
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4:38PM on 05/12/2014
YAY more rumors!
YAY more rumors!
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4:37PM on 05/12/2014

damn, even in the tarantino version

greedo shoots first
greedo shoots first
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