Is this 'Fringe' star the next big 'Star Wars' villain?

FOX's sci-fi drama Fringe was one of the best shows to air on network television in a long time. And while the well-crafted sci-fi plots were a big part of the show's quality, just as much responsibility belongs to the show's stars: Anna Torv, Joshua Jackson, and particularly John Noble were all exceptional as the show's three leads. Noble was so adored for his performance as mad scientist Walter Bishop that his continual lack of Emmy recognition has led to many critics and fans calling foul. 

But Noble might be getting recognition in a different way, a more... galactic way. 

That's right; Noble's name is being floated as a potential villain for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, which is being directed by 'Fringe' creator J.J. Abrams. These rumors have been quite persistent, despite being apparently unfounded. 

Talking to IGN about the power of rumors to actually get things done in the world of Hollywood (case in point: Mark Wahlberg in Transformers 4), Noble admitted he was open to the idea. 

"I mean I'd love to do Star Wars," Noble said. "That would just be epic doing something like that. And it's not beyond the realm of possibility. I have a terrific relationship with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot, I really do. So it’s not beyond the realm of possibility. [But] it's awhile away yet."

You hear that J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot? We want John Noble in our next Star Wars -- and he wants in, too!

Following Fringe's series finale earlier this year, Noble made an appearance in an episode of CBS's 'The Good Wife.' No word yet on whether his Science Channel documentary series 'Dark Matters: Twisted But True' has been renewed for a third season. 


- Fringe
- Dark Matters: Twisted But True
- John Noble

Written by: mcpherson
May 30th, 2013, 12:51 am

Images courtesy of FOX


Message Posted On Jul 16th, 2013, 11:45 am
Don't forget that the Walter Bishop persona was all over the place and he still pulled it off. Clever, tripping, Crazy, loving, bitter: I got tears, for real, but also with Olivia personas, Peter and Astrid. Broyles got me respecting him, but no tears. And that made this show incredible to me, it was a stretch as SciFi sometimes but so many top actors in in crucial roles. I honestly don't remember anything like it, genre aside. And if Jacobs never dropped acid, one of the writers did. been there, done that.

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Message Posted On May 30th, 2013, 10:36 am

Not being a big Star Wars fan, this would be the one thing that would get me excited about a new trilogy. He would be superb as an Emperor-like villain.


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Message Posted On May 30th, 2013, 6:39 am

I would love to see him play a sith lord.... 

Evil walter with a light saber and lighting fingers :D


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Message Posted On May 30th, 2013, 4:33 am

Awesome news if this comes true! :)

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