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Geek worlds collide! Doctor Who's Matt Smith joins Star Wars: Episode IX

Geek worlds collide! Doctor Who's Matt Smith joins Star Wars: Episode IX

Geek worlds collide! Doctor Who’s Matt Smith joins Star Wars: Episode IX

Your geek universe is about to explode. According to Variety‘s Justin Kroll, the Eleventh Doctor is about to join the Star Wars universe! Yes, Matt Smith, who starred in Doctor Who and more recently The Crown is joining Star Wars: Episode IX. Sources tell the site that Smith is joining the film, which is currently in production in the U.K. There is no information about what role Smith is going to play, or even if he’s on the side of the First Order or the Rebels. We’re dying to hear your speculation on who he’s going to play in the film.

Smith will be joining Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver, who are returning for the latest film. Also joining the cast this time around are Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Naomi Ackie and Dominic Monaghan. We’re also going to see Billy Dee Williams as Lando Calrissian and the late Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa. Unreleased footage that was shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens will feature Leia. There will be no digital version of her character. As you know, Fisher sadly passed away in December of 2016. Mark Hamill will also return as Luke Skywalker, though we don’t know if he really didn’t die or if it will be as a Force ghost. Anthony Daniels will also return as C-3PO.

Okay, time to begin guessing at who Matt Smith will be playing. We know he can do goofy and heartwarming from Doctor Who. We know he can do cold and callous from The Crown. Which side do you want to see him on? Will he wear a bowtie? Just FYI, the news was released on #NationalBowtieDay! Let us know your thoughts in the comments or tweet us @LegionofLeia.



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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, Metro, Birth. Movies. Death., IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. She's currently a co-host on Most Craved. She's been published in the comics anthology Womanthology, is a chapter author for Star Wars Psychology: Dark Side of the Mind, Game of Thrones Psychology and Star Trek Psychology and more, and owns a terrifying amount of swords and 20-sided dice. There are also those My Little Pony trailer voice overs that give one nightmares.

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  • This is not the first time there has been a crossover between these universes. Peter Cushing, who played Grand Moff Tarkin in episode IV “A New Hope” also played the Doctor in the 1965 theatrical release “Doctor Who and the Daleks”.

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