Which Hobbit? There were so many. In fact, it is Merry, Dominic Monaghan, who has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. This will be his second mega-franchise after starring in The Lord of the Rings trilogy. This also marks a reteaming of Monaghan with Star Wars: Episode IX's director, JJ Abrams, who produced the hit series LOST were Monaghan played Charlie Pace.
From Deadline: "Dominic Monaghan is joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX, Not sure what role he will be playing, but he’s set, and it reunites him with J.J. Abrams, with whom he did the ABC series Lost" (Read the full story HERE).
Star Wars: Episode IX will feature Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, and Billie Lourd. Joining the cast of Episode IX are Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant, who will be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, and Billy Dee Williams.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams, and Michelle Rejwan, and executive produced by Callum Greene and Jason McGatlin. The crew includes Dan Mindel (Director of Photography), Rick Carter and Kevin Jenkins (Co-Production Designers), Michael Kaplan (Costume Designer), Neal Scanlan (Creature and Droid FX), Maryann Brandon and Stefan Grube (Editors), Roger Guyett (VFX Supervisor), Tommy Gormley (1st AD), and Victoria Mahoney (2nd Unit Director).
Star Wars: Episode IX is scheduled for December 2019.