Han Solo Movie

Who Will Emilia Clarke Play in the Upcoming Han Solo Film?

As the upcoming Star Wars films, Rogue One and Stars Wars Episode VIII, gear up for their big releases another anthology under the epic universe is getting a lot of attention these days. The still-untitled Han Solo anthology has recently announced a famous cast member to the roster—Emilia Clarke.
News reports have it that Clarke of Game of Thrones is set to star alongside Alden Erhrenreich and Donald Glover, who are playing Han Solo and Lando Calrissian respectively.
Clarke gained worldwide fame after playing Daenerys Targaryen in the Game of Thrones series, and the actress later went on to star in Terminator Genisys and the hit romantic drama film Me Before You. There’s no word as to which character the actress will be playing in the upcoming Han Solo movie, so ExploreTalent has gathered possible predictions from around the Internet.

Emilia Clarke: Predictions for Upcoming Han Solo Film

1. Leia Organa

Leia Organa

This one is a long shot, but a lot of fans are coming to the conclusion that Emilia Clarke will be playing a younger Leia Organa, who Carrie Fisher famously brought to life in the original trilogy. Clarke does have the same brown hair and wide eyes as Fisher has, so there’s no doubt that she’ll make a great Leia Organa. However, the problem lies with the timeline. Since this film will be set before the events of A New Hope, then that would mean Han and Leia didn’t meet yet.

2. Ashoka Tano

Ashoka Tano

Another popular character choice is Ashoka Tano, one of the most famous Star Wars characters that have yet to appear in the big screen. Ashoka would perfectly fit the planned timeline, as it would make perfect sense for Han to meet Anakin Skywalker’s former apprentice before he became Darth Vader. 

3. Natasi Daala

Natasi Daala

Audiences are aware that Star Wars has zero qualms with female villains, take 2015’s Force Awakens for example. The film introduced Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie), so adapting the first female admiral of the Imperial Navy should be no surprise. Besides, a lot of fans would be thrilled to see Emilia Clarke play a character out of her comfort zone.

3. A Completely New Character

Emilia Clarke

Just because she’s in the Star Wars universe doesn’t mean that Emilia Clarke should play a known character. It would make complete sense that she would be taking on a role that is set to surprise audiences the way Daisy Ridley did with Rey. Besides, Clarke has proven time and time again that she is a versatile actress with the many roles she’s partaken since starring in Game of Thrones.