Back in May it was revealed that Alden Ehrenreich will be the young Han Solo in the planned Star Wars spin-off about the character’s adventures before A New Hope. At the time it was mentioned that the makers were looking for the movie’s female lead, who was said to play a massive part in the film.
It’s taken them a while, but now it’s been revealed that Game Of Thrones and Terminator Genisys’ Emilia Clarke has taken the role. It was reported earlier this month, that Clarke was on a list that also included the likes of Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz, and Naomi Scott. However, now Disney has said it’s definitely going to be Clarke.
What hasn’t been revealed is anything about the character. Some have speculated it will be Sana Starros, who in the comics was revealed to be Han’s wife from before he met Leia. However, when Disney bought Lucasfilm they decided everything outside the main movies would no longer be canon (they are now referred to as ‘Legends’) and so there’s a very good chance it will be a completely new character we’ve never met before.
The Han Solo movie is set for release May 2018.