Rumor of the Day: Now that's how you recast Mon Mothma in Star Wars Episode VII

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Dec 17, 2018, 11:00 PM EST (Updated)

If you're looking for a leader for the Rebel Alliance, you couldn't do much better.

Mon Mothma may not have had a lot of screen time in Return of the Jedi, but she was memorable enough that we're still talking about her. It doesn't hurt that she was brought back for the animated Clone Wars series, either.

But there are new live-action movies coming, and there's a rumor making the rounds that not only is Mon Mothma returning, but she might be played by a pretty huge name, too -- Dame Judi Dench!

The rumor is very tenuous, coming from the Full of Sith podcast. Still, assuming that original Mon Mothma Caroline Blakiston isn't able to play the part, Judi Dench is one hell of a replacement.

What do you think? Should Mon Mothma be back for Episode VII? And is Dench the right choice? Think carefully. Remember -- "many Bothan spies died to bring us this information," said every single news outlet reporting this story. So it must be true!

(via Comic Book Movie)