The standalone Han Solo film, currently known as the Untitled Han Solo Star Wars Anthology Film, has just added some star-power in the form of Emilia Clarke. StarWars.com itself broke the news tonight in a short, official press release, confirming that the Game of Thrones star would be joining Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover.
According to Variety’s Justin Kroll, Kiersey Clemons (Neighbors 2), Jessica Henwick (Game of Thrones), and Tessa Thompson (Creed) were also being considered for the role that ultimately went to Clarke.
Ehrenreich stars as a younger version of the character made famous by Harrison Ford while Glover’s role will be the more youthful take on Billy Dee Williams‘ Lando Calrissian. Chewbacca will also star in the film directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller; details on Clarke’s role have yet to be revealed. Fans can look forward to seeing the next Star Wars anthology film on May 25, 2018.
Emilia Clarke is heading to a galaxy far, far away — and she’s going to meet Han and Chewie.
StarWars.com is excited to announce that 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.
Clarke joins Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover — previously cast as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively — in the highly-anticipated film, which is set prior to the original Star Wars trilogy.
The untitled Han Solo movie, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is set for release in 2018.
For more on the untitled Han Solo movie, take a look at the recent write-ups below:
- ‘Arrival’ Cinematographer Bradford Young on Making “Dirty Sci-Fi” and the Young Han Solo Movie
- Cinematographer Bradford Young Teases “Unexpected” and “Dramatic” Young Han Solo Movie
- Confirmed: Donald Glover Is Lando in Young Han Solo Spinoff
- ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Commentary from J.J. Abrams on the Han Solo / Kylo Ren Scene
- Young Han Solo Movie Testing Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz for Female Lead