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.