The mythology of the vast #StarWars universe will continue to grow with the upcoming Han Solo standalone movie, which will explore the younger years of everyone's favorite scoundrel, prior to the events depicted in A New Hope.
In case that premise wasn't enough to get you excited, here's a new piece of information that will:
After a slew of actresses like Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz, and Naomi Scott screen-tested for the role, Disney have just confirmed that the talented #EmiliaClarke (Game of Thrones, Me Before You) will be joining the Han Solo movie, starring #AldenEhrenreich (Hail, Caesar!, Beautiful Creatures) as the young Solo and #DonaldGlover (Community, The Martian) as Lando Calrissian.
Unfortunately, no details were given about her role.
It's possible that she could be playing Sana, Han Solo's wife introduced in his comic book series, though that would mean a race-swap which seems to directly oppose #Disney's push for greater diversity lately. I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
Without a doubt, the incredibly talented young actress will bring something special to an already promising film. Anyone who has watched #GameofThrones already knows how much she brings to the role of Khaleesi Daenerys Targaryen - and that she has the acting chops to play a woman tough enough to hold her own opposite Han Solo.
Han Solo's standalone adventure will hit theaters on May 25, 2018.
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Are you excited to see Emilia Clarke in the Han Solo movie? Who do you think she's playing?