Earlier this year at Star Wars Celebration Europe, we learned that Alden Ehrenreich was cast as a young Han Solo in an upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars film. More recently, we learned that Donald Glover was cast as Young Lando Calrissian in the film. And now, more exciting news has come our way. Emilia Clarke of Game of Thrones fame will also be joining the cast!
Here’s what we know so far: Clarke will be among the characters that interact with Han and Chewie throughout their adventures in the film. The film is directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller and is a standalone story set prior to the original Star Wars trilogy.
We absolutely cannot wait to see how Clarke will fit into the story—and to see her interactions with Han and our favorite Wookiee, Chewie. We’ll be dreaming of a galaxy far, far away until further notice.
The untitled Han Solo Star Wars film is set for release in 2018. How excited are you for this new casting announcement? Tell us in the comments!