This will re-team with the "Lost" creator and add another billion dollar franchise to his resume, after his role in the "Lord of the Rings" franchise.
“The galaxy far far away has had almost as much influence as the one I live in, so I am delighted to be involved,” Monaghan said.
Monaghan is the second actor to reunite with Abrams from previous projects. The director also cast Keri Russell, his star from "Felicity" and "Mission: Impossible III," in an undisclosed role.
As with Russell, Monaghan's part is being kept under wraps.
"Star Wars: Episode IX" opens in theaters December 20, 2019.
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