While not revealing anything specific either pertaining to his particular character or the overall plot of the film, Dominic Monaghan does make us open our eyes a little wider than normal with the following comments he made about how much screentime he will be having in next year’s currently-untitled Episode IX.
“[Director] J.J. [Abrams] is a friend of mine and he said to me that at some point I’d get the opportunity to read the script,” Monaghan shared with the Distraction Pieces podcast. “[He told me], ‘Just be aware of the fact that there are massive sequences in Act Two, there are massive sequences in Act Three but because we’re shooting Act One first, I’ve put you in there and you seem to not be around as much in Act Two and Act Three but that’s because that’s what we’re doing first so I want you here, I want you invested. So read the script but just know there won’t be long until there’ll be a re-draft of those things and we’ll see you a little bit more’. So I read it, and the script is amazing and obviously there isn’t a lot I can say.”