“Girls” actor Adam Driver is long rumored to take on the role as a Sith Lord in the vein of Darth Vader or Darth Maul in the hotly anticipated “Star Wars Episode 7”. The latest rumors to hit the web indicates that Driver might be in line to play the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. His character is still expected to be villainous by nature while being “seduced” to join the Dark Side.

According to the official scoop from Jedi News:

“[ their son ]will be seduced to the Dark Side, and a main plot point for the movie will be their attempt to rescue him.”

A very interesting plot tidbit may have been revealed here, that means we can expect Han and Leia’s to collaborate efforts to bring back their son from the Dark Side…or will he suffer the same fate as Anakin Skywalker?

Adam Driver

Adam Driver

The production also announced the new casting call, revealing interesting character requirements for extras to join the confirmed cast ensemble.  Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker have been confirmed to return for the seventh installment. Driver joins the franchise as a newcomer, he is joined by Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Domhnall Gleeson, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis and Max von Sydow. The Latest “Star Wars” reports suggest that Han Solo will have “a gigantic role in the first of the next three films.” Star Wars geeks can expect “Episode 7″ to be set 30 years after 1983’s “Return of the Jedi”. The seventh installment will be released on December 18, 2015. Two sequels are set with the first one to follow in 2017, and the second in 2019.

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