As per Star Wars protocol, details about the former Dr Who’s character remains tightly under wraps.
Smith joins fellow newcomers Keri Russell, Richard E. Grant, Dominic Monaghan, and Naomi Ackie.
Billy Dee Williams and Mark Hamill will return as Lando Calrissian and Luke Sykwalker.
Carrie Fisher, who died in December 2016, will be featured as Leia Organa through unreleased footage. (Read more here)
Filming of the movie kicked off in July at the Pinewood Studios in London.