Emilia Clarke has joined the cast of the Han Solo movie
It’s official! The Mother of Dragons is headed to a galaxy far, far away. Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke has joined the cast of Walt Disney Studios and Lucasfilm‘s second Star Wars Story film, the still-untitled Han Solo movie. Emilia Clarke joins a cast that current includes Blue Jasmine and Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich in the title role and Community and Atlanta star Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. Clarke’s character has not yet been revealed.
“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.
Slated for a May 25, 2018 release, the Han Solo movie will be executive produced by Lawrence Kasdan and Jason McGatlin and co-produced by Will Allegra. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, meanwhile, hits theaters December 16, 2016.
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