Dominic Monaghan Joins ‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Cast, Reunites With JJ Abrams

Former “Lost” actor’s role is being kept under wraps

Dominic Monaghan is reuniting with J.J. Abrams and joining the cast in “Star Wars: Episode IX,” an individual with knowledge of the project tells TheWrap.

Secrecy being the MO of Lucasfilm, Monaghan’s role is being kept under wraps. The British actor was one of the series regulars on the Abrams-produced cult series “Lost” from 2004-10 on ABC.

Production on “Episode IX” began earlier this month, with a release set for December 2019. “Force Awakens” director Abrams will return to helm the final installment of the new trilogy from a script he co-wrote with Chris Terrio.

Abrams stepped in to direct the final film in the new trilogy — which will follow “The Last Jedi” — after Colin Treverrow withdrew last September over creative differences with Lucasfilm. Treverrow had joined the project in 2015.

The cast of the previous two films — led by Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver and John Boyega — will return, with Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant and Keri Russell joining the cast. “Episode IX” will also be the last “Star Wars” film scored by John Williams.

“Episode IX” will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin.

Monaghan is repped by APA.

The news was first reported by Deadline.