Is Noah Segan Playing a Role in Star Wars: Episode VIII?

Noah-Segan-in-LooperStar Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson has three feature films in his promising movie career so far – Brick, The Brothers Bloom and Looper. It’s no secret that Rian is good friends with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who appears in all his movies. Now it appears that Johnson has yet another “lucky charm” actor, who might be headed to the Episode VIII set in the UK…


Actor Noah Segan, who also appears on Rian Johnson’s all feature films (he even made a cameo appearance in an episode of Breaking Bad during the fifth-season episode “Ozymandias”, also directed by Johnson), is reportedly headed to London.

According to BirthMoviesDeath, Segan is headed to Pinewood, where Episode VIII is currently being filmed. It’s really not hard to guess that, knowing the history between the two.


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Rian Johnson with the Brick cast back in 2005 – Noah Segan, Lukas Haas and Joseph Gordon-Levitt


It is still unclear if he will only be visiting his friend, or he might have a brief role in the movie. It’s probably a safe bet to assume that he will appear in Episode VIII in some capacity. He has a very unique presence on the big screen and I really hope to see him with his unique face in the movie. Joseph Gordon-Levitt on the other hand is much more popular and I am perfectly fine if he plays an alien creature in a similar fashion as Simon Pegg in The Force Awakens.


What do you think? Do you want to see Segan in Episode VIII?



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19 thoughts on “Is Noah Segan Playing a Role in Star Wars: Episode VIII?

  • April 20, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    I know it seems like it’s potentially disastrous to have all your friends appear in a Star Wars movie but I think it’s pretty neat. It’s like we’re all just big fans together having fun with it. It’s weird being this connected with the directors and actors but in a good way.

    I dunno I just love the feel we’ve been getting from behind the scenes.

    • April 21, 2016 at 5:43 am

      It certainly supports Oscar Isaac’s statement that Episode VIII feels like “an independent film”.

  • April 20, 2016 at 7:14 pm

    Idk who this guy is..but based on this pic he looks more Han Solo than any of the choices rumored to be in the mix for the anthology. What’s goin on Disney?

    • April 21, 2016 at 3:31 am

      He does in the first pic but not so much in the second.

    • April 21, 2016 at 1:54 am

      I’m looking forward for that one leaked photo of a spaceship that looks strikingly original with no R McQ influence. So far, I haven’t seen anything yet that makes me go “wow,” but hopefully sooner or later….

      • April 21, 2016 at 5:42 am

        I’m hoping for the “Origami Cruiser” from the Art of the Force Awakens book.

      • April 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

        What does that have to do with an ass shaking Boba Fett?

        • April 21, 2016 at 11:41 am

          You haven’t lived until you’ve seen an ass shaking Boba Fett.

  • April 20, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    is this article implying that maybe Joseph gordon lewitt is starring in ep.VIII?

    • April 21, 2016 at 12:31 am

      Oh gosh I hope not

      • April 21, 2016 at 10:06 pm

        I do… someresistance guy maybe

  • April 21, 2016 at 2:14 am

    not gonna lie I thought that was Ewan macgregor in the title pic lol

    • April 21, 2016 at 5:41 am

      I identify as an Ewan Macgregor and that is really offensive.

  • April 21, 2016 at 3:33 am

    I say more theatrically trained staged actors are needed. Can’t have too many, They do so much to make the more sillier aspects seem believable and it’s been that way since ANH with Guiness and Cushing.

  • April 21, 2016 at 7:55 am

    Ingruber for Solo! …wait, wrong article.

  • April 21, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Just seen my second viewing of Looper, to appreciatte Riann’s work. It’s really very well directed. No doubt. E8 can show some interesting dark stories and situations. He plays with great/large dialogs and mixes close-ups shots with long shots. The violent camera movements and extreme close ups (like in Breaking Bad) are the aspects i think don’t fit for SW. But definetly he is a really really a very good choice. And i think he could be soooo great in a Blade runner sequel after Villeneuve. He fits perfectly.
    And Noah is not a famous actor but he is a really good one. I don’t mind his presence/cameo in SW. Good choice too.

  • April 21, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Saw this on Facebook and thought I’d share it here.

    • April 21, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Much as I want to like this, I just can’t get over how badly put together the first line is. You wrote a BAD SONG!

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