Dominic Monaghan keen on Star Wars VII role?

Ryan Leston
28 December 2013
Dominic Monaghan keen on Star Wars VII role?

COMMENT | After a vague hint that he may be considered for a role, Dominic Monaghan seems to be rather keen on landing a part in 'Star Wars VII'.

It's not surprising that everyone and their mums wants a part in the new 'Star Wars' movie. We've already heard plenty of actors express a rather sudden keen interest in the galaxy far, far away. But while Dominic Monaghan was once thought to be up for consideration, it looks as though he's still keen to make his presence known… especially to J.J. Abrams.

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Answering a tweet from a fan, Dominic Monaghan revealed that he may have already been pestering J.J. Abrams for a role in the upcoming 'Star Wars VII'. But has he been successful?

.@TK10815:@bad_robot The total number of phone calls @DomsWildThings has made to JJ pleading for a part in #StarWarsVII--it's less than 4000

- Dominic Monaghan (@DomsWildThings) December 18, 2013

Explaining that the number of phone calls he's made to Abrams is 'less than 4000' it certainly looks as though he's keen to land a role. And to be honest, who wouldn't be? After all, 'Star Wars VII' is likely to be the biggest film of 2015… maybe even the decade. And for 'Star Wars' fans such as Monaghan himself, it must be too tempting to resist.

Of course, this isn't the first time Dominic has been linked to the galaxy far, far away… and after a brief interview at the 'Lone Ranger' premiere, it looked as though he may already be involved.

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"I can't answer that question," he replied when asked whether he'll appear in 'Star Wars VII'. "Ask J.J. Abrams - he'll know."

But whether or not Monaghan ends up in the galaxy far, far away remains to be seen. And after working with Abrams on the hit TV show 'Lost' I wouldn't say it's out of the question. But while Abrams may enjoy working with actors he's used before, casting decisions are bound to come under close scrutiny. After all, they have to get it right.

Still, there's a light at the end of the tunnel for Dominic Monaghan - He's already proved himself worthy of big screen roles in 'The Lord of the Rings' and he's certainly regarded as a solid actor amongst fans and geeks alike. But will he actually land a role? We'll have to wait to find out.

Will Dominic Monaghan appear in 'Star Wars VII'? What kind of role do you think would suit him? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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