Star Wars: Doctor Who's Matt Smith Says He's Not in Episode IX

Matt Smith

Despite earlier reports to the contrary, Doctor Who star Matt Smith insists that he has not been cast in Star Wars: Episode IX.

On a brief break from filming Sony's Morbius solo film, Smith refuted reports that had arisen this past August that he had been cast for an undisclosed role in the upcoming Star Wars sequel.

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"As far as I can tell, I’m definitely not [in it]," Smith claimed in an interview with the Los Angeles Times.

While similarly refusing to disclose his role in Morbius, Smith did reveal that his former Doctor Who co-star Karen Gillan, who portrays Nebula in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, convinced him to take the part in the Sony film.

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Directed and co-written by J.J. Abrams, Star Wars: Episode IX stars Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Keri Russell, Anthony Daniels, Mark Hamill, Billy Dee Williams and Carrie Fisher, with Naomi Ackie and Richard E. Grant. The film is scheduled to open on December 20.

(via MovieWeb)

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