Most fans will remember a few months ago we had a pretty big leak that showed us some new costumes and characters from Episode IX shown in the picture below.. Well after Star Wars Celebration gave us the new trailer for The Rise of Skywalker a lot of those leaks were confirmed. But there was one thing that people noticed that was not answered. What was Matt Smith’s role in The Rise of Skywalker?

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Did we get our answer?

Well last month we thought we may have finally got our answer… he had no role. In May Disney removed him from the official cast list. So that’s it right? No Matt Smith in Star Wars. Well some fans are still hoping that the former Doctor Who star will be in the upcoming Star Wars saga.

Matt Smith’s Secret Role

Many fans are going with the theory that Matt Smith’s role is being kept locked away to prevent spoilers. I mean could his role be that important that it would spoil the film if it got out? There are a lot of fan theories that are out there from him being a young Emperor Palpatine, Thrawn, and even Ezra. Those would all be major spoilers for Episode IX. But there is a new theory out there that is pretty interesting.

The unknown character of Matt Smith

I mentioned earlier about the characters and costumes leaks that were confirmed. But it seems like one character kind of slipped under the radar. When you look at the leaked photo there is one listed as “alien concept art.” When you look at the picture it has a dark and scary look to it. Could this be Matt Smith’s character?

“Why is no one discussing this obvious villain?” writes redditor u/theblackacre. “On the character leak pics, This is listed as alien concept art. But we are looking at some sort of dark side henchmen, or could it be concept for Matt Smith?”

Matt Smith

Comic Theory

I mean it is a good question. Why has no one talked about this mysterious character? Could this be a major villain? Or another theory that came from the Darth Vader comic series is that the unknown character could be a host body for Darth Sidious himself. Looks like we will have to wait until December to find out.

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We want to hear from you

Well as of now Disney has not confirmed or denied that Matt Smith is in the December release of STAR WARS: The Rise of Skywalker. But it is still fun trying to figure things out and reading other fan theories. I mean STAR WARS is supposed to be fun right?

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