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Dominic Monaghan talks casting in Star Wars Episode VII

March 31st, 2014 by Marc Comments

Dominic Monaghan, former Lost and Lord of the Rings star, has been chatting with his friend JJ Abrams about Star Wars…

Well, you would, wouldn’t you?

And, talking with Dweebcast, the actor was asked if he wanted to be in it or if he was offered a role but he assured them that, while he’d play anything in the movie, he won’t be in there as he doesn’t fit with what Abrams is setting out to do:We’ve talked a few times about it and he 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.”

Hmmmm… so is Monaghan being coy and feeding mis-direction or is Abrams really doing what we here at FTN hope he’s doing? We love Benedict Cumberbatch but we don’t really want him in here, same with Simon Pegg and many others. So, well played JJ, keep it up.

Unless you can cast John Noble. Always cast John Noble…

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….