Contact Us

‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Adds Dominic Monaghan

Joshua Blanchard, Getty Images
Joshua Blanchard, Getty Images

The next chapter in the Star Wars saga just turned into a LOST reunion, as Dominic Monaghan has joined the cast of Episode IX. Monaghan, who also appeared in Peter Jackson’s Lords of the Rings trilogy, will re-team with director J.J. Abrams for the upcoming sequel, which will conclude the Skywalker family story once and for all.

Deadline reports that Monaghan is the latest actor to join the growing cast of Star Wars: Episode IX, which recently began filming just outside London. (Leaked set photos published by The Sun this week gave us an early sneak peek at Finn, Poe and Chewbacca.) Monaghan previously starred in the hit TV series LOST; executive produced and co-created by Abrams, the show introduced audiences to the filmmaker’s divisive “mystery box” style.

Little is known about Episode IX or who Monaghan might be playing in the trilogy closer. The actor joins fellow Star Wars newcomers Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant (who is not playing Admiral Thrawn, despite the striking resemblance) and Naomi Ackie. Returning cast members include John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Kelly Marie Tran, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Billy Dee Williams will reprise the iconic role of Lando Calrissian, while Abrams will incorporate previously unused footage of Carrie Fisher’s General Leia — with her family’s blessing.

Abrams co-wrote the screenplay for Episode IX with Chris Terrio, the Oscar-winning writer of Argo and, um, Batman v Superman: Dawn of JusticeEpisode IX hits theaters on December 20, 2019.

The 15 Silliest Star Wars Character Names

Best of KLYQ

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://klyq.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up to have exclusive KLYQ Club VIP contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.