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Is John Noble the Main Villain in 'Star Wars: Episode VII'?

The 'Fringe' star is wanted by director J.J. Abrams for an unspecified role in this upcoming sequel from Disney and Lucasfilm.
Is John Noble the villian in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII?
Is John Noble the villian in J.J. Abrams' Star Wars: Episode VII?
There is still much we do not know about Star Wars: Episode VII, aside from the fact that J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay by Michael Arndt. Today, we have an unsubstantiated rumor from an Australian radio host that Fringe star John Noble will play the villain. Here's what the host Jo of Melbourne radio show FM had to say.

"(I have) it on very good authority that Aussie actor John Noble will be appearing as the villain."

While the news may seem to come out of left field, John Noble is no stranger to big-budget franchises. He played Denethor in Peter Jackson's The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King. Of course, he already has a relationship with director J.J. Abrams from his work on Fringe, the Fox series which the filmmaker created alongside Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. Nothing has been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm yet, so stay tuned.

Star Wars: Episode VII comes to theaters December 18th, 2015 and stars John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Carrie Fisher, Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o. The film is directed by J.J. Abrams.

Sources: Comic Book Movie

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Comments (34)

  1. undeadslayer4

    Nice this is awesome

    1 year agoby @undeadslayer4Flag

  2. T. King (Red Camera Man)

    That'll be awesome. Haven't seen this guy since "LOTR." :-)

    1 year agoby @redcameramanFlag

  3. darksektor1971

    @bruce-ha LOL...yeah...and @skywise, indeed ...just look at him...he's evil just with that face...and with a dark cloak...sold!

    1 year agoby @darksektor1971Flag

  4. bruce_ha

    @darksektor1971 Yeah! That's why i kept thinking of Lord of the Rings when i watched Fringe. I was like "Waaaaaait a minuuute, something's not quuuite right."

    1 year agoby @bruce-haFlag

  5. skywise

    ...and a good villain he will be

    1 year agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. darksektor1971

    @bruce-ha he0s also DenetHor un LORD OF THE RINGS: RETURN OF THE KING.

    1 year agoby @darksektor1971Flag

  7. ollie-styrene

    Definatly yes!!! he can do whayever,.. he`s just brilliant,.. His Walter Bishop caracter is terrific!! Bring him on!!!

    1 year agoby @ollie-styreneFlag

  8. kingbrady

    JJ Abrams created Fringe, ended Fringe and begins Star Trek with he was absolutely brilliant in Fringe....great actor

    1 year agoby @kingbradyFlag

  9. Josh

    Literally nothing in the universe would be more amazing than this.

    1 year agoby @shuabertFlag

  10. Sean

    @bruce-ha Oh, i see. I don't watch that show, so that's why i didn't know who he is.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  11. bruce_ha

    @themoviefanatic It's the guy from fringe.


    1 year agoby @bruce-haFlag

  12. Bane5000

    Hed be awesome as a villian

    1 year agoby @bane5000Flag

  13. Sean

    @bruce-ha I have never heard of John Noble before.

    1 year agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  14. renodc

    John Noble would be brilliant. He's a great character actor

    1 year agoby @renodcFlag

  15. bruce_ha

    They need newcomers not known actors.

    1 year agoby @bruce-haFlag

  16. Replicant


    1 year agoby @felipe-11Flag

  17. LuxoIII

    He would make a good "first-in-a-trilogy" villain. Approved!

    1 year agoby @brady1138Flag

  18. Goliath

    Abandon your posts!!! Flee, flee for your lives!!!!!

    1 year agoby @goliathFlag

  19. moviegeek

    Love this guy.

    1 year agoby @moviegeekFlag

  20. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    He's a bastard. I approve

    1 year agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  21. the Narrator

    Aha, @justatadmatt. I knew I was missing Saruman/Dooku. Nice catch.

    1 year agoby @narratorFlag

  22. ROFLitschristian

    Definitely looks the part.

    1 year agoby @ROFLitschristianFlag

  23. justatadmatt

    @narrator cool cat, eh? sorry. i couldn't resist...haha.

    and to answer your question, i think the only one is Christopher Lee.

    1 year agoby @justatadmattFlag

  24. SherlockHolmes2009

    If hes good then bring it

    1 year agoby @SherlockHolmes2009Flag

  25. ejk1

    He'd be perfect as a transitional villain. Like a mentor Sith that dies at the end of Episode VII, leading to a younger, scarier villain for the next two films.

    1 year agoby @ejk1Flag

  26. Dan


    1 year agoby @dan1Flag

  27. the Narrator

    Who does he look like? Thawn? Gilad Pellaeon perhaps? Oh, wait, it's a whole new world by George Lucas. Stupid me, thinking they'd consider taking one of the numerous routes laid out for them by dozens of writers over several decades...

    Seriously, Noble's a pretty cool cat, so I'm obviously excited to hear more about this. He can now possibly tell his kids and grandchildren that he was first in both LotR and Star Wars. Not many people can say that... if any.

    1 year agoby @narratorFlag

  28. dcrock

    I can see him with a black hood on playing some really evil powerful sith. Or even just some normal evil character in the star wars universe.

    1 year agoby @dcrockFlag

  29. Brian

    I did that one, @justatadmatt@ledouchee, thanks!

    1 year agoby @brianFlag

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