A rumour is currently circulating that The Lord of the Rings and Lost star Dominic Monaghan may be in line for a cameo role in J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars sequels.
The story, which seems to have begun on Star Wars news-site YodasNews is that the 37-year-old will have a cameo as a Jedi — possibly in Episode 7.
Monaghan, who currently stars as host of the BBC series “Wild Things,” recently spoke about his desire to appear in the film — which might explain where all of these rumors started in the first place.
“We’ve talked a few times about [a potential role],” he told DweebCast. “[Abrams] said ‘We’re putting together a cast of unknowns. We want to follow the ’77 New Hope cast because obviously Harrison Ford wasn’t well known at that point, Mark Hamill wasn’t and Carrie Fisher wasn’t either. What he said was, ‘We don’t want to fall into that mistake of people going, ‘Oh, it’s that guy from that thing!’ and then you’re completely out of the Star Wars universe.’”
It’s not the only time Monaghan has discussed the idea of being in the Star Wars sequels: he spoke eagerly, if briefly, about the thought on one of our TORn Tuesday episodes early last year (skip to around 1 hr 17 mins in below).