The rumours surrounding Matt Smith's involvement in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker have continued bubbling to the surface ever since the former Doctor Who actor was supposedly cast in the film and then mysteriously dropped from the film's cast list.
As a result, many hardcore Star Wars fans believe that Smith could be playing a role so secret in the film that the Lucasfilm big-wigs don't want anyone to know about it.
But what role could constitute such secrecy?
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Possibly the biggest thing kept under such tight wraps during the sequel trilogy's development has been the notorious Knights of Ren, the order of warriors led by Kylo Ren who are supposedly former students of Luke Skywalker's Jedi academy.
They have been mentioned once in Episodes VII and VIII and thanks to Vanity Fair's expansive behind-the-scenes look at the film, we finally caught our first proper glimpse of the mysterious warriors.
With such a secretive band of fighters, surely the actors chosen to play them would be kept a tightly guarded secret as well.
Well, that certainly seems to be the case as Smith is not the only actor to have his role in Episode IX shrouded in secrecy as Lord of the Rings' Dominic Monaghan has also suffered a similar fate, with there being no knowledge on the role he's likely to play in the film either.
Our best guess is that the pair are set to play members of the Knights of Ren and that's a tantalising prospect as it'll be Matt Smith's biggest role in his movie career, with the British actor specialising in TV until now.
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His role as the Eleventh Doctor in the long-running BBC show Doctor Who will serve as excellent practice when moving to the world of science fiction on the big screen.
Of course, Smith's claims that he is, in fact, not in The Rise of Skywalker could indeed by true but that's something we find hard to believe.
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