The LOST and Lord of the Rings actor to reunite with J.J Abrams in a galaxy far, far away…
With filming on Star Wars: Episode IX already well underway and the final chapter in the Skywalker saga coming together, it appears J.J Abrams is delving into his pool of former colleagues and reuniting with Dominic Monaghan in the galaxy far, far away.
The LOST and Lord of the Rings star has been hinting at his involvement via social media for some time, but THR is reporting that the deal has now been done and the actor will make his Star Wars debut in Episode IX.
Lost star Dominic Monaghan is reuniting with J.J. Abrams.
The actor has been cast in Star Wars: Episode IX, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Monaghan rose to prominence thanks to his role as the lovable Hobbit Merry in Peter Jackson’s Lord of the Rings trilogy and starred as Charlie Pace on the Abrams-produced Lost from 2004-10 on ABC. He appeared in Duncan Jones’ Netflix movie Mute this year.
The actor has been vocal about his interest appearing in a Star Wars movie and has spoken about broaching the subject with Abrams after the director signed up for 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. At the time, Abrams told him he was building a cast of unknowns, akin to the stars of the original 1977 film. Monaghan’s role in Episode IX is unknown.
If that wasn’t enough to confirm his involvement, the actor took to social media to confirm his role.
As is always the case, until Lucasfilm officially announces his involvement in Star Wars: Episode IX treat this appointment as nothing more than a rumour. However, stranger things have happened in the galaxy far, far away…
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Source: The Hollywood Reporter