When word first came out that “Girls” star Adam Driver would be in “Star Wars: Episode VII,” everyone assumed he’d play the villain.
But a rumor from Jedi News claims that Driver isn’t the villain — rather, he’s the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia!
Calm down … it’s just a rumor. Director J.J. Abrams has been keeping details about “Episode VII” on lockdown. When the cast was announced recently, there was no mention of characters or roles.
Still, Jedi News’ insider source says Han and Leia’s son “will be seduced to the Dark Side, and a main plot point for the movie will be their attempt to rescue him.”
If this is true, it aligns with the disclosure that Han Solo (Harrison Ford) is a “co-lead” of the movie, along with three of the younger actors.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” hits theaters December 18, 2015.
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- John Boyega (TBA Young Jedi)
PARK CITY, UT – JANUARY 20: Actor John Boyega poses for a portrait during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival at the WireImage Portrait Studio at the Village At The Lift Presented By McDonald’s McCafe on January 20, 2014 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
- Daisy Ridley (TBA)
- Adam Driver (TBA Villain)
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 28: Actor Adam Driver attends the ‘Inside Lleywn Davis’ premiere during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on September 28, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
- Oscar Isaac (TBA)
NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 17: Oscar Isaac attends the after party for the 25th Anniversary concert for the Rainforest Fund at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on April 17, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images)
- Andy Serkis (TBA)
ANAHEIM,CA – APRIL 19: Actor Andy Serkis attends the ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ during 20th Century Fox press line at WonderCon Anaheim 2014 at the Anaheim Convention Center on April 19, 2014 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
- Domhnall Gleeson (TBA)
NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 01: Actor Domhnall Gleeson attends the ‘About Time’ premiere during the 51st New York Film Festival at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center on October 1, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)
- Max von Sydow (TBA)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Actor Max von Sydow arrives at the 84th Annual Academy Awards held at the Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2012 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
- Harrison Ford (‘Han Solo’)
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – MARCH 02: Actor Harrison Ford attends the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Graydon Carter on March 2, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
- Carrie Fisher (‘Princess Leia’)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MARCH 22: Actress Carrie Fisher attends Geffen Playhouse’s Annual ‘Backstage At The Geffen’ Gala at Geffen Playhouse on March 22, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)
- Mark Hamill (‘Luke Skywalker’)
HOLLYWOOD, CA – MAY 04: Actor Mark Hamill attends the screening of ‘Star Wars: Return of the Jedi’ during Entertainment Weekly CapeTown Film Festival Presented By The American Cinematheque & Sponsored By TNT’s ‘Falling Skies’ at the Egyptian Theatre on May 4, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
- Anthony Daniels (‘C-3PO’)
LONDON – MARCH 13: Actor Anthony Daniels arrives at the Sony Ericsson Empire Film Awards 2006, the annual awards show voted for by the public, at the Hilton London Metropole on March 13, 2006 in London, England. (Photo by MJ Kim/Getty Images)
- Peter Mayhew (‘Chewbacca’)
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 19: Actors Peter Mayhew and Harrison Ford arrive at St. Jude’s 30th anniversary screening of ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ at Arclight Cinema on May 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images)
- Kenny Baker (‘R2-D2’)
Los Angeles, UNITED STATES: Star Wars actor Kenny Baker signs autographs during the opening day of ‘Star Wars Celabration IV’ in Los Angeles 24 May 2007. The five-day convention celebrates the 30th anniversary of the Star Wars saga. AFP PHOTO/GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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