Judi Dench to play Mon Mothma in Episode VII?

M is rumoured to play the classic Star Wars character

While all eyes have been on the old cast returning for Star Wars Episode VII, with rumours about who might play the leading new characters, here’s a report that has come from nowhere: Judi Dench is apparently up for the role of Mon Mothma.

Big Shiny Robot claim to have heard from a source that the legendary British actress and former Bond star is set to play the rebel leader seen co-ordinating the attack on the second Death Star in Return Of The Jedi.

The news, while it has to be taken with a huge vat of salt and filed under ‘Possibly Not’ along with a hundred other casting rumours, still fits in with a recent tease from El Mayimbe of Latino Review:

The chances are, obviously, that this is still speculation at this stage, or in fact that Dench has been linked to the role but hasn’t signed on for it (yet).

But it makes sense that Episode VII is filled out with more existing Star Wars characters than just the central gang, so who knows? M may become Mon Mothma after all.

Do you Judi Dench is a good fit for the role? Let us know below...


    • Ali1748

      Jan 20th 2014, 14:58

      Last time I saw Dame Judi in a Sci Fi flick it was Chronicles of Riddick............honestly I didn't think it was that bad a movie.

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    • crystakura

      Jan 20th 2014, 16:11

      and why not the original actress? It's not like she has retired

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    • Ali1748

      Jan 20th 2014, 18:50

      Perhaps they want to add a little gravitas to the movie.

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    • moviemind91

      Jan 20th 2014, 19:02

      With Chroniclles of Riddick the main flaws were the cringey script, Shakespeare rip-off subplot, and a plot & setting that didn't make it feel like a Riddick film. My question with this news though is why are they bringing back so many characters from the original trilogy? Wish they'd start a new chapter completely.

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