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Star Wars: Episode IX casts former Doctor Who star Matt Smith

August 28, 2018 1 min read

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. You can stop clutching onto your Doctor Who/Star Wars crossover fanfiction now—this is the best you're getting in real life.

Because J.J. Abrams is J.J. Abrams, we have no idea what role The Crown co-star will play. Smith played a villain in another iconic sci-fi franchise, specifically the literal embodiment of Skynet in the ill-fated Terminator Genisys. With that in mind, there is precedent for Smith playing baddies, but Doctor Who fans would surely love to see him side with the Resistance.

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