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Matt Smith Joins 'Star Wars: Episode IX' — Report

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"Doctor Who" actor Matt Smith has joined the cast of "Star Wars: Episode IX," according to Variety.

No details of Smith's purported role were reported.

Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Issac, and Adam Driver will all reprise their roles from "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," while Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, and Naomie Ackie will all play new characters. Billy Dee Williams will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian from the original "Star Wars" trilogy, while Carrie Fisher will appear as General Leia Organa using footage shot before her passing. [Meet the Time Lords: The Many Faces of Doctor Who]

"Star Wars: Episode IX" is currently in production for a Dec. 20, 2019 theatrical release.

Originally published on Newsarama.

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