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Details for the new Star Wars: Episode IX are tightly under wraps, but rumors are swirling that Matt Smith (the Eleventh Doctor in Doctor Who) may play a young Palpatine.

The production announced over the summer that Smith joined the cast in a “key role,” but his exact part was still a mystery. However, the latest episode of The Weekly Planet Podcast stated that Smith may play a young Palpatine, the Dark Lord of the Sith and symbol of all that is evil. The information came from an anonymous source, so we’ll take it with a grain of salt, but with J.J. Abrams being so tight-lipped, any tea sounds appetizing at the moment.

h/t Screen Rant

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Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco

Jackie Cucco was a Senior Editor of The Toy Book, The Toy Insider, and The Pop Insider. She covered toy trends, pop culture, and entertainment news, and made appearances on national and regional outlets, including CBS, WPIX, News 12, and more. Jackie spends her time watching horror movies and working her way through every Stephen King novel out there.