'Star Wars' Prequel Latest News & Update: 'Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke Joins The Han Solo Spin-Off Film; Does This Affect Her Character In The HBO Series?

By Jason Glenn , Updated Nov 19, 2016 04:17 AM EST
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"Game of Thrones" Mother of Dragons, Emilia Clarke will be joining the cast of the spin-off film of "Star Wars" for Han Solo. Clarke will join her fellow British actor Alden Ehrenreich which will play Han Solo in the soon to be named "Star Wars" film spin-off.

Emilia Clarke will be the female lead in the Han Solo "Star Wars" film that will begin before the "Star Wars: A New Hope" film occurred. The prequel will be focusing during the time Han Solo an Lando Calrissian were still "space smugglers", according to the Guardian.

Before Emilia Clarke was announced as a lead star, Donald Glover was confirmed to play Lando Calrissian last month. "This new film depicts Lando in his formative years as a scoundrel on the rise in the galaxy's underworld," the Star Wars prequel studio, Lucasfilm said.

"Selma" star Tessa Thompson was first rumored to be the lead in the "Star Wars" prequel alongside Power Ranger's Naomi Scott and Zoe Kravitz who also auditioned for the role. Emilia Clarke's co-star in the "Game of Thrones", Jessica Henwick, was also reported to have auditioned for the role.

Variety reported that Emilia Clarke joining the "Star Wars" prequel will not affect her filming "Game of Thrones season 7". Fans of the HBO series has nothing to worry about because sources from the "Game of Thrones" said that all the main character from the show is confirmed to return.

This season of "Game of Thrones" has reduced the number of episodes which concludes that there won't be any problems for Emilia Clarke to shoot from "Star Wars" to "Game of Thrones". Clarke starred in some films like "Me Before You" this year and "The Terminator Genysis" in 2015.

The "Star Wars" prequel featuring Emilia Clarke will be released in 2018. One year after "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" and two years after "Star Wars: Rogue One". The film is also the first franchise that does not involve the character Skywalker.

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