The Star Wars Galaxy is about to welcome a Gallifreyan visitor.
Variety reports former Doctor Who star Matt Smith will be joying the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX. His role in the film is, of course, unknown as Bothan spies typically leave character descriptions and plot synopses back at the heavily fortified Lucasfilm base.
The film will reported bring to a close the Skywalker saga begun in the original 1976 Star Wars; later rechristened as Star Wars: Episode IV — A New Hope. Original Trilogy series stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Billy Dee Williams, and Anthony Daniels are set to reprise their roles. Fisher, who passed away in 2016, will appear thanks to material filmed for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, but unused in the released versions of both films. Sequel Trilogy stars Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Adam Driver and Kelly Marie Tran are also set to return. Besides Smith, newcomers to the series include Dominic Monaghan and Keri Russell.
Since Smith’s part is unknown, expect theories about his relationship to the existing characters to catch on like wildfire; particularly anything suggesting he might be Rey’s father or a previously unknown Skywalker. Personally, I’d love to see him play a wholly new character with ties to upcoming Star Wars projects, making the galaxy a larger place one again.
Star Wars: Episode IX opens on December 20th, 2019.
- Peter Parker’s Inner Struggle Becomes An Outer Struggle In Amazing Spider-Man #4
- Get The Whiskey, A New Bad Times At The El Royale Trailer Is Online