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Emilia Clarke has joined the fold in the new Star Wars Han Solo spin-off movie slated for May 25, 2018.

Clarke is world renown for starring as Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Targaryen. She will act alongside Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover, who are both portraying Han Solo and Lando Calrissian respectively.

Not to mention, the film’s directors (Phil Lord and Chris Miller) picked Clarke over other possible candidates who included Naomi Scott (Power Rangers), Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma) and Zoë Kravitz (Mad Max: Fury Road).

STAR WARS, (aka STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE), Chewbacca, Harrison Ford, 1977

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE. Chewbacca and Harrison Ford as Han Solo, 1977.

Emilia Clarke

Clarke’s popularity and star power rose due to her role in six seasons as Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones. In addition, her other notable movie roles before landing this part include Terminator Genisys and Me Before You. She currently has a busy schedule ahead of her filming the next season of Game of Thrones, as well as appearing in three other movies (Set It Up, Voice from the Stone, Above Suspicion) before the Han Solo spin-off.


Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen. Copyright HBO.

Many Movies in Upcoming Years

For this particular film, the untitled Han Solo project is the second of the three Star Wars story spin-off projects. The first being the soon to be released Rogue One: A Star Wars Story and a yet-to-be-confirmed rumored Boba Fett spin-off.

Furthermore, Star Wars made a return after a decade away from the big screen with Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens. Disney bought the intellectual properties from George Lucas. Between 2015 and 2020, there will be six Star Wars titled released by Disney.

  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (2015)
  • Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016)
  • Star Wars Episode VIII (2017)
  • Han Solo (2018)
  • Star Wars Episode IX (2019)
  • Boba Fett (2020)

To get you hyped up about the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, check out this amazing trailer below!

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