Washington DC: Hollywood actor Dominic Monaghan, who is famous for playing the role of ‘Merry’ in ‘Lord of the Rings’ trilogy, is set to join JJ Abrams directorial ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’.
The actor, who is reuniting with Abrams, had earlier worked with the director in his movie ‘Lost’.
The actor who was interested in playing a role in the Star Wars franchise was in talks with Abrams ever since the director signed up for 2015’s ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’. Monaghan’s role in ‘Episode IX’ hasn’t been announced as yet.
The cast of the flick will include Carrie Fisher, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd.
Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell will also be joining the cast, along with other veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian.
The movie is slated to hit the screens in December 2019.