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Matt Smith Not in Star Wars Episode IX?

Last August, Dr. Who fans were excited to hear that Matt Smith would have a role in Star Wars Episode IX. Now it appears that is not to be.

When asked about appearing in the movie during a recent interview with Emily Zemler from the LA Times, while he was on break from filming Morbius the Living Vampire, the star is quoted as saying “As far as I can tell, I’m definitely not.”

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Is this just misdirection and studio secret keeping? It’s hard to tell, although his appearance was never officially confirmed by Lucasfilm.

What do you think? is it a fake out? Tell us in the comments!