Call it a tremor in the force. Ever since Disney announced plans to go ahead with a solo Han Solo project, reaction has been mixed. Harrison Ford’s advice for any would-be smugglers was simple: “Don’t do it.”
Yet every every young actor in Hollywood wanted the role that eventually went to Alden Ehrenreich. OK, Princess Leia would say he’s a bit short for a
stormtrooper nerf herder, but here he is in Hail, Caesar!
Impressive, most impressive…
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There is another…British brunette
If you’ve never seen Emilia Clarke without her platinum wig, you might not have realized she’s actually a totally adorable brunette. In fact, there’s been a crazy backlash over another dark-haired British actress following Daisy Ridley and Felicity Jones into the franchise.
Unsurprisingly we know little about her role yet, with the press release stating only that she will “round out a dynamic cast of characters Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures.”
According to Variety she’s the female lead, meaning we can rule out pre-Original Trilogy Leia, who only meets Han for the first time in A New Hope. Some say it could be Sana Starros from the Marvel comics, but if you check the character’s Wookieepedia page, it’s unlikely that’s the route they’d take with Clarke.
Lord and Miller apparently passed over Jessica Henwick (the tall, beautiful Sand Snake on GoT), Adria Arjona, Kiersey Clemons, Zoë Kravitz, Naomi Scott and Tessa Thompson, but ultimately it was Clarke, who has a starring role in arguably the most popular TV show around, who dazzled the studio.