Coming To A Galaxy Far, Far Away
♦ Star Wars: Episode IX is out in December 2019 and they have just announced that former Doctor Who Matt Smith is joining the cast. Here’s the details from Variety…
Sources tell Variety that The Crown star Matt Smith is joining Star Wars: Episode IX, which is currently in production in the U.K. It’s unknown at this time whether the former Doctor Who will be on the side of the rebels or the evil empire.
Smith joins returning cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver, as well as newcomers Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, and Naomi Ackie. Billy Dee Williams is reprising his role as Lando Calrissian, and Carrie Fisher will be featured as Leia Organa in the final installment of the Skywalker saga, using previously unreleased footage shot for “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Fisher died in December 2016 at the age of 60.
Mark Hamill will be returning as Luke Skywalker and Anthony Daniels will reprise his role at C-3PO.