Two of the biggest fan hoarders in pop culture finally meet: Star Wars and Game of Thrones collide as Emilia Clarke joins the cast of the Han Solo standalone movie.
StarWars.com site announced that the GoT star “will round a dynamic cast of characters” that Han Solo and Chewbacca encounter during their anthologies adventures.
The 30-year old actress, known as Daenerys Targaryen, will hit the big screen alongside Alden Ehrenreich as the lovable rogue and Donald Glover as the pilot Lando Calrissian.
Sadly, the Star Wars site gives zero clues as to what her role will be in the spinoff. Fans may speculate that she will be the movie’s villain. She certainly has the skills for such a role, and there is still no information about the film’s antagonist.
The Mother of Dragons in the movie industry
Emilia Clarke was a somewhat unknown actress before her hit role in HBO’s massive production. So, her big career breakthrough happened in 2010, when she first appeared as the last woman of the Targaryen family.
On 2015, Squire Magazine named her as the Sexiest Woman Alive, topping Scarlett Johanson, star of the upcoming Ghost in the Shell.
She landed her first big role on the big screen in 2015’s reboot-remake “Terminator Genisys,” but she got mostly bad critics for her portray of young Sarah Connor.
Clarke did better in 2016’s romantic drama “Me Before You” as Lou Clark, a far cry from her typical strong female character.
This time around, Clarke had to beat out other stars for the mysterious character. Variety magazine reports Selma star Tessa Thompson, Power Ranger’s Naomi Scott, and Zoe Kravitz also tested the role in October.
Directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are behind the untitled Han Solo movie
There is not much information about the film, which is set before the events of the original Star Wars trilogy and will follow a different part of George Lucas’ fictional far away Galaxy.
The film is due to release in 2018. It would be the third Star Wars Movie under Disney’s news direction, after lackluster Force Awakens and the upcoming Rogue One.
Other notable talents already working on the film are screenwriters Lawrence Kasdan and his son. The Kasdan’s credits include Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back and Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark.
Source: Star Wars