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‘Star Wars’: Adam Driver to Play the Villain (From "Girls")
Variety ^ | Fenruary 26, 2014 | Justin Kroll

Posted on 02/27/2014 9:06:51 AM PST by C19fan

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at variety.com ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: girls; star; wars; whocares
Never watched "Girls". Initial reaction is not good.
1 posted on 02/27/2014 9:06:51 AM PST by C19fan
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Hopefully this one wont be nearly as awful as the last four.


2 posted on 02/27/2014 9:09:39 AM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: C19fan

Huh? This guy is supposed to scare us?

3 posted on 02/27/2014 9:11:13 AM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman

Well, if they can fit a Vader mask over his ears, maybe.


4 posted on 02/27/2014 9:13:42 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: FReepers

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5 posted on 02/27/2014 9:24:55 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Boogieman

Star Wars VII- “Return of the Prairie Fairy”


6 posted on 02/27/2014 9:25:52 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Boogieman

as long as he keeps his mask on, the movie will be rated PG-13.

His new movie name should be Dorkth Vader.


7 posted on 02/27/2014 9:31:33 AM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi - Revolution is a'brewin!!!)
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To: Boogieman

Oh great...Jar Jar Binks is coming back.


8 posted on 02/27/2014 9:33:25 AM PST by Carpe Cerevisi
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To: Boogieman

Not all villains have to be imposing. Some dorky looking people are evil incarnate.


9 posted on 02/27/2014 9:37:26 AM PST by needmorePaine
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To: needmorePaine

Looking at him he could be Jacen Solo (Darth Cadeus)


10 posted on 02/27/2014 10:09:16 AM PST by Nashvegas (What do you get if you offer a liberal a penny for their thoughts? Change)
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To: married21

That was a bit of an unkind thing to say. What the Hell did he ever do to you?


11 posted on 02/27/2014 10:09:35 AM PST by Rodamala
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To: Rodamala

Nothing. I retract it and apologize. I don’t know what got into me.


12 posted on 02/27/2014 10:10:12 AM PST by married21 ( As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: Boogieman
Huh? This guy is supposed to scare us?

Isn't that the guy that's being cast to play Jar Jar Binks?

13 posted on 02/27/2014 10:12:10 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (Occam's razor was made by Gillette)
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To: Boogieman
Huh? This guy is supposed to scare us?

ILM digital magic and prosthetics can work wonders.

14 posted on 02/27/2014 10:12:31 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts ("The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it." - George Orwell)
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts; All
digital magic and prosthetics can work wonders.

If memory serves, the bad guy in the book after "Return of the Jedi" (Volume VII???) is physically unimposing, with blue-green skin. "Grand Admiral Thrawn" was his name.

Who knows what Disney will do to the franchise, though. IIRC, a couple of characters in the final trilogy were interesting, but the stories were pretty bad. We will see what Disney bases the next movies on.

15 posted on 02/27/2014 10:28:21 AM PST by wbill
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To: Boogieman

He scares me! No make up required.


16 posted on 02/27/2014 10:38:47 AM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: Boogieman

I don’t know about Star Wars, but if they ever remake Mayberry RFD he’d make a perfect Barney Fife. :)


17 posted on 02/27/2014 10:40:30 AM PST by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: wbill
If memory serves, the bad guy in the book after "Return of the Jedi" (Volume VII???) is physically unimposing, with blue-green skin. "Grand Admiral Thrawn" was his name.

Actually, the first book (chronologically) after Ep. VI was some lizard-men out in the outer edges of the Empire. Thrawn was introduced a short time after that.
But I doubt they'll follow the book universe too closely, That'll probably have issues with copyright vs the book authors/publishers (even though Star Wars licensed?) maybe? I just can't really see them following an already written story.
18 posted on 02/27/2014 11:44:24 AM PST by Svartalfiar
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To: C19fan
Never watched "Girls".

I tried to watch an episode. It is a self-centered, insipid, narcissistic piece of drivel.

You are not missing a thing by not watching and from just seeing the two episodes I did view the person in this article will ensure I do not go see the final three Star Wars films, which is a shame as I was a young man in the Air force when the original movie came out and I loved it.

19 posted on 02/27/2014 1:31:49 PM PST by OldMissileer
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To: Boogieman
He looks about as imposing as this guy.

20 posted on 02/27/2014 1:56:13 PM PST by jmcenanly ("The more corrupt the state, the more laws." Tacitus, Publius Cornelius)
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To: jmcenanly

Nah, Ian still looks a bit menacing, even in that photo. It’s in the eyes.


21 posted on 02/27/2014 2:22:19 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Boogieman
Huh? This guy is supposed to scare us?

Not as much as Lena Dunham, but she was already committed to another project.

Given that it's Star Wars, though, I'd be surprised if they showed his actual face without heavy make-up or a large helmet or something else over it.

22 posted on 02/27/2014 2:27:38 PM PST by x
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Why did you have to bring up Dunham? Now I have this image of her in a Princess Leia get-up. Thanks a lot!


23 posted on 02/27/2014 3:33:48 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: C19fan

That awkward moment when a well-loved movie series irreversably jumps the bantha.

24 posted on 02/27/2014 4:10:15 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

Isn’t that Pajama Boy ?


25 posted on 02/27/2014 4:37:22 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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