Matt Smith, who played the 11th incarnation of the time lord in the British sci-fi series Doctor Who, will join the cast in J.J. Abrams’ upcoming Star Wars: Episode IX. Even though he is taking on an unspecified role, he will play a ‘key role’ in the film, rather than just a cameo.
Just a few others to join the cast are Dominic Monaghan, Kerri Russell, and fan favorites Mark Hamill and Billy Dee Williams.
Dominic Monaghan and J.J. Abrams worked together on ABC’s hit series, Lost, which ran from 2004 until 2010. Abrams is directing the latest installment of the Star Wars franchise, which is still untitled at this point. It has yet to be announced which role Monaghan will be playing in the film.
Sources confirmed that the galactic gambler would indeed be returning to a galaxy far, far away- for the first time since 1983 in Return if the Jedi. The Lando Calrissian character made his suave debut in 1980’s Empire Strikes Back.
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