Matt Smith reportedly joins the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX in a ‘key role’

The Doctor Who veteran is joining the final entry in the latest Skywalker focused Star Wars trilogy.

Matt Smith

After travelling all of space and time years ago, Matt Smith is ready for a whole new type of intergalatic adventure. One that is set a long time ago in a galayx far far away.

That’s right, as reported by Variety, Smith reportedly has been cast in a “key role” for the J.J. Abrams directed Star Wars: Episode IXwhich is set to cap off the latest Skywalker focused trilogy in the long-running franchise. Whether Smith’s part will be one that will help or hinder the heroes of the story is currently unknown, as is whether he’ll have a role that lets him look as himself or he’ll take on a CGI or costumed alien role.

Smith is no stranger to genre style fare as he spent years in the main role of the Doctor on Doctor Who as well as taking on the role of Skynet itself for Terminator Genisys, an attempt to reboot that long-running franchise. Since then he has spent the last few years in the period piece that is Netflix’s The Crown

Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisey Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Domhnall Gleeson, Dominic Monaghan, Keri Russell, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill, and Carrie Fisher. The film opens on December 20, 2019.



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