Emilia Clarke Signs On To The Han Solo Star Wars Film
It’s not clear what role Clarke will play in the movie, but it is known that she will act opposite such talent as Hail, Caesar!‘s Alden Ehrenreich and Community‘s Donald Glover, who will play Han Solo and Lando Calrissian respectively.
Not set to see release until 2018, the proposed film will tell the beloved character’s origin story for the first time on the big screen:
“Emilia Clarke is heading to a galaxy far, far away — and she’s going to meet Han and Chewie,” reads the official announcement. “…Clarke, known for her stirring portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, will join the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. Clarke’s role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures.”
The screenplay for the Han Solo movie is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley. It has also been confirmed that Chewbacca will also be a featured character in the film and, while unconfirmed, it is likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the role.
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