J.J. Abrams has been known to dip back into his well of talent on occasion, and former Fringe star John Noble is hoping the director might give him a shot once he starts putting together Star Wars: Episode VII.
Abrams’ Star Wars revival came up in a chat with IGN, and Noble went on to talk at length about how much he loves the franchise — and even name-dropped that his good pal J.J. should think about giving him a call.
Here’s an excerpt from the interview:
“I mean I'd love to do Star Wars. 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. It's awhile away yet...
Well, I mean Star Wars. If you're going to do one, do Star Wars. I mean seriously, if you're going to pick one to do, do that one. Because that's basically a cultural revolution. It reset pop culture in some ways. So if I had to choose one, it would be that one.”
For five seasons of Fox’s criminally underwatched Fringe, Noble showed an absolutely ridiculous range as a dramatic and comedic actor. If anyone would be a good fit for Star Wars, it’s him. He has about as much sci-fi cred as you can fit in a pocket universe (that’d be a lot), and killer acting skills to boot.
C’mon, J.J. You can find room for this wise Jedi sage/wacky mad scientist somewhere, right?