Emilia Clarke Ready To Join Han Solo Spinoff Movie

Emilia Clarke could certainly do the Khaleesi run in less than 12 parsecs.

Emilia Clark has been cast in the upcoming Han Solo spin off movie.

The 30-year-old will become part of the Star Wars universe in an as-yet unspecified role when the standalone film is released in 2018.

The actress shot to fame as Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen in the HBO smash hit drama Game Of Thrones.

She also played the young Sarah Connor in 2015’s Terminator Genysis.

She will join Alden Ehrenreich, who will play the twenty-something year-old smuggler in the story set before the events of A New Hope.

Before Clarke, the most recent cast announcement was Atlanta star Donald Glover, who will fill Billy Dee Williams’ shoes as the young Lando Calrissian.

The film is an origin story of sorts of the young Han and his eventual Millennium Falcon co-pilot Chewbacca.

In Star Wars canon, the Wookiee planet of Kashyyyk is captured by the Empire and forced into slave labour in the construction of the first Death Star; Chewie swears a life debt to Solo when he frees him from his captors.

Han later wins his famous ship from Lando in a game of cards.

Harrison Ford portrayed the roguish smuggler in the original trilogy, as well as JJ Abrams’ The Force Awakens, where he met his fate at the hands of his own son Ben AKA Kylo Ren, played by Adam Driver.

Since Disney bought Lucasfilm for $4billion in 2012, it has revealed plans to release at least three anthology films so far in the Star Wars Universe, aside form Episodes VII, VIII and IX.

Rogue One, which tells the story of the Rebel Alliance’s acquisition of the Death Star plans, hits theaters on December 16.

A third film, rumoured to revolve around the bounty hunter Boba Fett, is scheduled for release in 2020.

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