Rumor: Judi Dench in Episode VII?

Dame Judy Dench in Skyfall

Here’s a new and exciting rumor: Will Dame Judi Dench be playing Mon Mothma in Episode VII? That’s what Full of Sith’s Bobby Roberts is hearing; They discuss it on the latest episode, which also features Joe Schreiber talking Maul: Lockdown.

SEQUEL TRILOGY RUMORS: Take seriously at your own risk.We know Dench isn’t adverse to genre work – in addition to her stint as M in the James Bond movies, she got her space opera on in 2004′s Chronicles of Riddick. (AKA where our old pal Vin Diesel infamously taught her to play Dungeons and Dragons.)

Mothma was originated by actress Caroline Blakiston in Return of the Jedi and played by Genevieve O’Reilly in Revenge of the Sith, though most of her scenes were cut.

I don’t think anyone doubts Dench has the gravitas and talent to pull off any role they want to offer her, but remember: It’s just a rumor.

One thought on “Rumor: Judi Dench in Episode VII?

  1. Dunc

    Original comments:

    1 Doublesith // Jan 19, 2014 at 4:23 pm

    This is the first bit of casting rumor that I really, really hope it’s true. Great fit.

    2 Shadadukal // Jan 19, 2014 at 11:57 pm

    I agree with Doublesith. Here’s a casting rumor I can hope comes true.

    3 Aaron // Jan 20, 2014 at 3:58 am

    If Mr. Plemons turns out to be Ben Skywalker, Judi Dench will play Tionne. :D

    4 Dunc // Jan 20, 2014 at 7:53 am

    Dench can play anyone but I really, really hope Plemons isn’t up for a Skywalker. :|

    5 Bryan Young // Jan 20, 2014 at 10:13 am

    I think Ben Skywalker is a relic of the books we’ll never see on screen.

    6 Dunc // Jan 20, 2014 at 10:17 am

    ANY Skywalker. Or Solo, for that matter, but he’s blond so the masses think he’s a Skywalker.

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