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Matt Smith signs on to Star Wars: Episode IX

August 28th, 2018 by Marc Comments

This is pretty big news… well, at least as big as when Matt Smith was cast in a Terminator movie. and we all know who that worked out.

News broke earlier tonight that formed Doctor Who star Matt Smith has been cast in a significant role in Star Wars: Episode IX.

Now, there was a lot of scuttlebutt a few weeks ago when the legendary Richard E Grant was cast in the movie, that he may be playing Grand Admiral Thrawn (he’s not) but can we just say, while it’s unlikely, Smith would be PERFECT for the role of Thrawn.

But hey, we don’t know anything yet except we really like Smith and look forward to see what he brings to the galaxy far, far away.

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

Now THAT’S a cast!

Star Wars: Episode IX arrives in our galaxy in December 2020

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….