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Report: Adam Driver to Play Han Solo and Princess Leia's Son in 'Star Wars Episode 7'

May 13, 2014 (3:59 am) GMT
The character that is rumored to be played by the 'Girls' actor reportedly 'will be seduced to the Dark Side.'
Adam Driver

Details of 's character in "Star Wars Episode 7" may have been revealed. A previous rumor said he landed a role "in the vein of iconic 'Star Wars' villain Darth Vader," and now a report suggests he will play Han Solo and Princess Leia's son.

and are back reprising their roles as Han Solo and Princess Leia respectively. According to a 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."

The other familiar faces joining the next installment include , Anthony Daniels, and Kenny Baker. They are joined by new members like , , , , and .

Denis Lawson who played special X-Wing pilot Wedge Antilles in the previous films was offered to join the cast, but he turned it down. "I'm not going to do that," the actor told The Courier. "They asked me but it just would have bored me." Last year in a chat with StarWars7News, the actor said he would agree to return if only his character was given a bigger role.

"Episode 7" is set for a December 18, 2015 release. Director J.J. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan polish the script drafted by Michael Arndt. "Star Wars Episode 8" is scheduled for 2017, and "Star Wars Episode 9" will follow in 2019. At least three spin-offs which may focus on the origin stories are in the works as well to be released between the "Star Wars" entries.

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