A Time Lord is used to adventures in time and space—but a former Doctor could be paying a visit to the galaxy far, far away.
Variety is reporting that Matt Smith—best known for his roles as Prince Philip in The Crown and to sci-fi fans as the fish-fingers-and-custard-loving Eleventh incarnation of Doctor Who’s titular Time Lord—has signed on to join the currently-filming
ninth main entry in the grand Star Wars
No details were confirmed about Smith’s character (so it’s unknown if he’ll be on the side of the Resistance, or, like seemingly most British actors in Star Wars, be a villain), but Variety describes the part as a “key role” in the final chapter of the Skywalker saga.
Smith isn’t the only newcomer to the Star Wars galaxy this time around—joining Star Wars icons
like Mark Hamill, the dearly missed Carrie Fisher, and even Billy Dee Williams
alongside returning favorites like Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, and John Boyega are Lord of the Rings
star Dominic Monaghan
, and The Americans
’ Keri Russell
We’ll bring you more on the production of Star Wars: Episode IX as and when we learn it.