Richard E. Grant Says Episode IX Will Be The Last Star Wars Movie

When they announced the cast list for Star Wars: Episode IX, most people zeroed in on the surprising revelation that Carrie Fisher would be reprising her role as Princess Leia from beyond the grave. However, tucked away in there was a mention that Richard E. Grant would be joining the cast, which for me was incredibly promising news.

From his iconic role as Withnail in Withnail and I right the way through to his villainous turn in Logan, Grant’s a reliably magnetic presence. But who’s he playing in Episode IX? Well, I’d assumed he’d make an excellent First Order officer, but a more concrete hint may have come in a recent interview on the Graham Norton Show, where he said the following:

“Yes, I am in the last Star Wars. I have no idea [if I’ll be recognisable] because I’ve not even been allowed to tell my family what
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