A few days ago it was announced that Dominic Monaghan (The Lord of the Rings, Lost) was joining the cast of Episode IX in an undisclosed role and now more casting news has arrived with another big name actor also joining the fray.
Matt Smith, who you may know for his breakout role in Doctor Who and his Emmy-winning role as Prince Phillip in The Crown, has joined the enlarging cast of Episode IX for a, get this, “key role” in the upcoming Star Wars movie.
The idea of a “key role” could mean anything. He could have a role equal to that of Lor San Tekka’s in The Force Awakens because while Tekka was only in the beginning of the film he started off the entire adventure by giving Poe the first piece to the map that would eventually lead to Luke Skywalker.
And then again he could have a role as large as say, Admiral Holdo. She might not have gotten on the poster for The Last Jedi but she played a key role in setting up some interesting things in the movie. And she performed single-handed one of the coolest maneuvers in Star Wars by making that awesome hyperspace jump through the First Order fleet. She might’ve sacrificed herself for the Resistance but at least she went out in style.
Whatever the case, this is even more exciting news about Episode IX and I can’t wait to see which characters these new actors will be portraying. *squeal* I’m so excited!
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