Reportedly, an Australian radio host stated the news about the Fringe actor, (via MovieWeb); Fringe was created by Abrams.
(I have) it on very good authority that Aussie actor John Noble will be appearing as the villain.
Lord of the Ring fans will remember John Noble as Denethor, and the actor is also voicing Braniac in the upcoming Superman Unbound animated movie.
Recently, we've also heard that a Yoda stand alone Star Wars movie is rumored, with it just coming out that Han Solo and Boba Fett projects are in the works which could see the return of Darth Vader.
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