STAR WARS: EPISODE VII Rumor - Will Judi Dench Play Mon Mothma?
A new Star Wars: Episode VII casting rumor has hit the internet. According to the Full Of Sith podcast, "several reliable sources" are claiming that Dame Judi Dench is wanted for the role of Mon Mothma. If you're not familiar with that character, she only had one scene in Return of the Jedi as she was coordinating the rebel attack on the Death Star. Her most memorable line was… "Many Bothan spies died to bring us this information."
The news is just a rumor at this point, but they seem pretty confident with their sources. It will be interesting to see how this turns out. I guess I could see the new movies bringing back some other characters from the original trilogy even if they are minor. Who knows, maybe they will build on those characters even more. I guess we'll see how it pans out, but Dench would obviously make a great addition.