The 69-year-old actor is said to be reprising his role as Chewbacca in director J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.
According to a new rumor, Disney is prepared to recast the iconic role with a younger actor, with Bradley Cooper mentioned as a possible candidate.
Disney has announced a target date for principal photography and confirmed that Episode VII will feature “some very familiar faces.”
The actress, who won an Oscar for her performance in 12 Years A Slave, now appears to be among the contenders.
The Breaking Bad alum and the breakout star of Attack the Block join three other actors believed to be at the top of J.J. Abrams’ list.
Best known for his supporting role on Girls, Adam Driver is reportedly closing in on the role of the villain in Star Wars: Episode VII.
Netflix and Lucasfilm unleash a trailer for the sixth and final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, packed with epic battles and plenty of Yoda.