Dr Who and The Crown star Matt Smith cast in Star Wars Episode IX

THE Crown star Matt Smith is about to travel to a galaxy far, far away.

Sources claim the ex- Dr Who has been signed up to Star Wars: Episode IX which is currently in production in the UK and Ireland.

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Matt has played alien The Doctor and now joins the Star Wars universe[/caption]

It’s unknown at this time whether he will be on the side of Princess Leia’s hesitance fighters or Kylo Ren’s evil First Order.

Matt joins returning cast members Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, and Adam Driver, as well as newcomers Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, and Naomi Ackie.

Billy Dee Williams is reprising his role as Lando Calrissian.

Carrie Fisher will feature as Leia Organa in the final installment of the Skywalker saga, using previously unreleased footage shot for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

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Matt Smith played the prince for two seasons of the hit Netflix drama The Crown[/caption]

Dr Whoooh... Matt is swapping the Tardis for a haunted flat in new BBC film, His House

Dr Who… Matt as many will know him in the Tardis[/caption]

Fisher died in December 2016 at the age of 60.

Mark Hamill will be returning as Luke Skywalker and Anthony Daniels will reprise his role at C-3PO.

JJ Abrams, who helmed The Force Awakens, returns to the directors chair.

Daisy Ridley will return as Rey – but which side will Matt Smith be on?
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He has spent the past year working on the script with Chris Terrio.

Disney boss Kathleen Kennedy is producing the pic.

Matt is coming off his Emmy-nominated performance as Prince Philip in Netflix’s The Crown which was also his final season as all the major roles for the third season have been recast.

He is used to saving the universe as the sonic screwdriver wielding Doctor.

Matt can be seen next in Charlie Says, playing twisted cult killer Charles Manson.

The film is die to premiere at the Venice Film Festival on Sunday.

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