Aug 28, 2018 03:19 PM EST

The Crown Star Matt Smith Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode IX

The Crown Star Matt Smith Joins Cast of Star Wars: Episode IX
Rumor has it that Matt Smith has signed on to join the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX

Smith is best known for his roles in Doctor Who and The Crown where he played Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and earned a Primetime Emmy nomination for the portrayal.

Smith joins a cast that includes Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Billy Dee Williams, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, and Naomi Ackie.  

No word yet on what role Smith will be playing and if he will be part of the Empire or one of the Rebels.

Star Wars: Episode IX is slated for a December 20, 2019 release.
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