Emilia Clarke to Join Standalone ‘Han Solo’ Movie

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 Ehrenreichand 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. 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.

Check out the press release in full below:

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 Warsmovie. 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.

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