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Full of Sith claim that Dame Judi Dench is being considered to play the elderly version of Mon Mothma, the senator who co-ordinated and gave the Rebel Alliance briefing in "Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi".
Caroline Blakiston played the role in the original, a 30-second scene, while Genevieve O'Reilly played a young version of the character in a small role in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith". The character has since been expanded greatly in non-canon books, cartoons and comics.
In terms of far more confirmed news, Abrams himself said at the TCAs that filming on the movie officially begins in May in the United Kingdom. »
- Garth Franklin
Yesterday, J.J. Abrams revealed that the Star Wars: Episode VII script is now finished, confirmed that Breaking Bad's Jesse Plemons has auditioned for a role and discussed the numerous other casting rumors that have been swirling around this impending sequel.
Caroline Blakiston played Mon Mothma in Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi. She had only one brief scene that spanned 30 seconds, where she helped coordinate the Rebel Alliance's attack on the Death Star. Genevieve O'Reilly also played the character in 2005's Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, although her speaking scenes were cut from the final theatrical version. She appears in a non-speaking role in the finished movie, but scenes with her dialogue were included »
The Full Of Sith Podcast cite several reliable sources as relaying to them that Dame Judi Dench is being looked at to appear as classic trilogy character Mon Mothma in Star Wars Episode VII. The character only actually had one scene in Return Of The Jedi as she coordinated the rebel attack on the new Death Star and was played by Caroline Blakiston. The guys specify that it is just a rumor at this stage, but seem pretty confident that their sources are on the level, so we'll see if this pans out. If it does, what do you think of this casting..and is Mon Mothma a character you think should even be brought back at all? If you want to hear exactly how the rumor is relayed for yourselves, click the link below and skip to around the 57:00 point in the video. »
3 items from 2014
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