Dominic Monaghan is not going to be playing Monag-han Solo any time soon. At least that’s what he said on Dweebcast. He says J.J. Abrams told him he’s primarily casting unknowns for Star Wars: Episode VII.
The “meat” in case the video disappears one day:
We’ve talked a few times about it and he just said, ‘look, we’re putting together a cast of essentially unknowns, you know. We want to follow the kind of ’77, [A] New Hope type cast, cause obviously Harrison Ford wasn’t well known at that point. Mark Hamill wasn’t and Carrie Fisher wasn’t either.
Interviewer Andy Riesmeyer than jokingly asks if Monaghan is too famous for Star Wars?
We don’t want to fall into that mistake of People going ‘Oh, it’s that guy from the thing!
That’s what we’ve wanted to hear. We’ve had an indication that was the way this was going based on the rumored auditions both confirmed and unconfirmed. But it is so nice to hear that. I actually wouldn’t mind anyone from LOST being involved with Star Wars because LOST is kind of the “Star Wars of television” in my opinion.