"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 in Deadline's report regarding joining the Lucasfilm and Disney movie.
Monaghan played rocker Charlie on the ABC series that debuted in 2004, featuring most prominently during the show's first three seasons while making appearances throughout the latter half of the show's six-season run. Before that, Monaghan played Merry in the first three Lord of the Rings films from 2001 to 2003.
Former Lost costar Evangeline Lilly has a similar track record, starring as Kate in Lost before joining the three movies based on The Hobbit as Tauriel and most recently becoming a superhero in Marvel/Disney's . Lilly recently said that she has , too, asking the director if she could somehow take on the role of Leia Organa.
CNET has reached out to Monaghan's representatives and Lucasfilm for further comment, and will update should we hear back.