Another day, another Star Wars casting rumor. It seems at this stage like everyone you've ever met has been linked to J.J. Abrams' space opera revamp. Throwing his name in that particular hat is Lost favourite and part time Hobbit Dominic Monaghan. The actor hinted at talks with Abrams in a Dweebcast interview last week.
“We’ve talked a few times about it,(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.”
Monaghan has, of course, worked with Abrams before having played Charlie in the directors divisive hit series Lost and following his endearing performance in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings trilogy, he's no stranger to this sort of production scale either. He brought a great deal of charm and humor to those films and could potentially fill a Simon Pegg shaped hole for Abrams, that is, of course, if Pegg doesn't find a role for himself first.
So what do you reckon? Hope or menace? Hit the comments section and let us know.
Star Wars: Episode VII drops late 2015