Matt Smith, better known to Doctor Who fans as The Eleventh Doctor, is joining the cast of Star Wars: Episode IX, Variety is reporting.

Smith recently played Prince Philip on Netflix’s The Crown.  He is joining the Star Wars: Episode IX production, which is currently filming in the U.K. His role was not announced.  

The main cast has been announced (see “'Star Wars: Episode IX' Casting Announcements”). J.J. Abrams will direct.  The film is due in theaters on December 20, 2019.