Adam Driver May Play Han & Leia's Dark Side-Loving Son In 'Star Wars: Episode VII'

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The potential of Adam Driver taking on the villain role in "Star Wars: Episode VII" was one aspect of J.J. Abrams' new installment that fans of The Force seemed to agree on. The assumption, of course, was that the "Girls" actor would play a Sith Lord in the vein of Darth Vader or Darth Maul.

But maybe not. The latest rumor, via Jedi News, indicates that Driver will play the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia. His character will still be villain-esque, though, having reportedly been "seduced" to the Dark Side. That'll center one of the major "Episode VII" plot points on Han and Leia's efforts to pull him back from Anakin Skywalker territory.

Of course, this rumor will likely remain exactly that for quite some time. Abrams and company don't seem too anxious to reveal the plot of "Episode VII" anytime soon, so it's at your discretion to trust the Rebel sleuths who regularly spill the dirt to Jedi News.

Either way, we know for certain Driver is playing someone in "Episode VII," thanks to the cast photo that was posed to the "Star Wars" Facebook page a couple of weeks ago. With this latest rumor, it seems especially likely that Max von Sydow may take the lead villain spot instead. Ain't It Cool reported last week that the rumored title -- "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Ancient Fear" -- refers to von Sydow's character, who "makes [the 'Exorcist' demon Pazuzu] look like a pussy."

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