Reunited and it feels so good! Dominic Monaghan joins Star Wars: Episode IX cast, where he will once again work with J.J. Abrams.
Monaghan and Abrams worked together on ABC’s hit series, Lost, which ran from 2004 until 2010. Abrams is directing the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, which is still untitled at this point. It has yet to be announced which role Monaghan will be playing in the film. Filming on Star Wars: Episode IX began earlier this month.
While we may not know his role, we know Monaghan is no stranger to billion dollar franchises. He is well known for his role of Merry, one of Frodo’s besties in The Lord of the Rings trilogy, directed by Peter Jackson.
Are you surprised that Dominic Monaghan will be entering a galaxy far far away? I’m not. Back in 2014 he didn’t hold back when he expressed his desire to join forces with Abrams in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. “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 said.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to hit US theaters on December 20, 2019.
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