Matt Smith Joins 'Star Wars: Episode IX' Cast!

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Doctor Who star Matt Smith is returning to the cosmos!

Just in time for National Bowtie Day, Variety has confirmed that former Doctor Who leading man Matt Smith will join the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX.

Having starred in two live-action Star Wars movies, not to mention doing some vocal work for Disney's upcoming Resistance series, Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron is fast becoming a favorite amongst fans. Because this isn't Smith's first journey into a galaxy far, far away.

It is not known if he'll be on the side of the Rebels or the Empire. That would be nice too.

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So far, it looks like Smith will be joined on set by several new faces.

Smith will get some guidance from the sequel trilogy's returning stars.

Episode IX will be directed by J.J Abrams, who revealed he 'wanted to go beyond, and do better than we did in 7 (The Force Awakens)'. Abrams' main priority is bringing the arc of the Skywalker story to a definitive conclusion, ending the story that he began in The Force Awakens with three primary characters: Rey (Daisy Ridley), Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), and Finn (John Boyega). But Smith's a great actor, so he's no doubt capable of playing whatever Abrams has put in front of him. Meanwhile, Billy Dee Williams is reprising his role as Lando Calrissian, and unused footage of Carrie Fisher will be used to depict Leia Organa's final chapter.

While Star Wars is taking break from this holiday season after Solo bowed over the Memorial Day weekend, Episode IX returns to the franchise to its holiday stomping ground next year on December 20.

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