Smith’s casting is the latest piece of the puzzle to fall into place as the pre-production process continues to move forward. He will so far join Toby Jones and Rafe Spall as the only new characters appearing, but with a few months left before production begins, they will certainly be joined by others. This will be his biggest production yet, but given his individual talent and that of those around him, there is hardly a reason to worry that he will not be able to succeed.
While there is not much to take away from Smith’s casting right now due to the secrecy surrounding his role and the plot in general, it should be encouraging to see the sequel bring a young, rising talent onboard that further diversifies the movie. As the cast continues to fill out, more plot details should be made available. It was just recently confirmed that BD Wong will be returning as Henry Wu, and with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas Howard also returning, Smith is a great addition.