The galaxy far far away keeps growing, as Matt Smith, best known for roles on Doctor Who and Terminator: Genisys, has joined the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX, according to Variety.

Smith is the latest actor to join the closing chapter of the Skywalker Saga, right on the heels of Dominic Mohegan (The Lord of the Rings). As with Mohegan, Smith’s role is surrounded in secrecy.

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Directed by Rian Johnson, Star Wars: The Last Jedi stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, and Frank Oz.


Luke Skywalker’s peaceful and solitary existence gets upended when he encounters Rey, a young woman who shows strong signs of the Force. Her desire to learn the ways of the Jedi forces Luke to make a decision that changes their lives forever. Meanwhile, Kylo Ren and General Hux lead the First Order in an all-out assault against Leia and the Resistance for supremacy of the galaxy.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi is now available on Digital HD, Blu-ray, and DVD, while Star Wars: Episode IX is set to release in theatres on December 20th, 2019.



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