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Dominic Monaghan Joins Star Wars IX Cast
Even though I still haven’t fully gotten over Charlie’s “Not Penny’s boat” scene from Lost, Dominic Monaghan will be reuniting with director J.J. Abrams for what’s hopefully a less emotionally scarring role. Deadline is reporting that the actor is joining the upcoming finale to the Skywalker saga in Star Wars IX.
“The galaxy far far away has had almost as much influence as the one I live in, so I am delighted to be involved,” Monaghan told Deadline, who first reported the news.
It’s unclear who Monaghan will play in the upcoming film. He’s known for playing Charlie on ABC’s Lost (also directed by Abrams) and Merry, the weed smoking hobbit in The Lord of the Rings.
Since this is Star Wars, fans are already speculating about his role. I’ve seen some Twitter chatter about him possibly playing Rey’s deadbeat father. Or, since he’s played a hobbit before, maybe he’ll be some sort of small alien.
Recently, Keri Russell was cast in a mysterious role that calls for “action-heavy fight scenes,” which some fans think might mean she’s one of Kylo Ren’s Knights of Ren. That could mean that Monaghan could also be a Knight of Ren. This, however, is all just speculation, which is what it will remain for a long time since the film is only in its third week of production.