Is Dominic Monaghan Up For A Part In Star Wars Episode VII?

BBC America Premiere Screening Of "Wild Things With Dominic Monaghan"

Sometimes even the most throwaway of responses from an actor can suggest a secret they’re hiding.

Other times, it might reveal no more than how much of a pot-stirrer they are, or how good they are at “playing the game.” Or how jet lagged they are. Or distracted. Or just plain crazy.

Other times, there might just be some misunderstanding at work.

But let’s look at this video of long-time Star Wars nut Dominic Monaghan from Desde Hollywood‘s Red Carpet coverage of The Lone Ranger.

YouTube Preview Image

So, that went something like –

DesdeH: Are you going to be in Star Wars? …Yes!

Monaghan: Well, I can’t answer that question. Ask J.J. Abrams. He’ll know.

But… it’s the head movement that sells me on there being something here. Something nebulous but real.

My guess is that Monaghan has, at the very least, had his agent push him for a role. His previous working relationship with Abrams, in so much as he was in Lost, might have opened a direct path of communication.

I think it rather unlikely that Monaghan didn’t lobby Abrams already. I have to say, I’m rooting for him because he really is quite a passionate fan of the saga. Here’s a clip of him discussing his love of the films with The Huffington Post:

YouTube Preview Image

One of the known roles in the film would seem to suit Monaghan better than any of the others, and that’s the one I described as:

Thirtysomething male, intellectual. Apparently doesn’t need to be fit.

Because, to be frank, he’s male and thirty something. Not a great deal of crossover, necessarily, but, hey – that’s why they hire actors.

Screen Shot 2015-05-25 at 2.24.36 PM

Bring The Tissues For Mouse Guard: Legends Of The Guard Volume 3 #3

whoopi

Frank Beddor's First Young Hatter Book To Be Announced On The View On Friday??

FaL1

Top Shelf and Troy Little To Adapt Hunter S. Thompson

Swinton

Tilda Swinton In Talks To Play The Ancient One In Doctor Strange

Uber25-MightyMaria copy

Avatar Press At Phoenix Comic Con: Max Brooks, Jacen Burrows, Christian Zanier And Exclusives

Project-CARS-4

Project Cars Developers Responds To Wii U Version Concerns Saying Version Was Never Certain

LoEG1

Alan Moore's League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen To Get Film Reboot

Secret Wars: X-Men '92 Lies To You (SPOILERS)

DDE-noscale

Darksiders II: Deathinitive Edition Found Online In Listing

Prints Charming: Mad Max Gets A Second Chance