Game of Thrones' Emilia Clarke cast in young Han Solo Star Wars prequel

The Mother of Dragons has lined up her first role post the HBO fantasy series 

Jacob Stolworthy@Jacob_Stol
Saturday 19 November 2016 11:58

If Emilia Clarke had any concerns at all about her future post-Game of Thrones, she needn't bother - she's just been cast in the young Han Solo film.

Number two of three planned Star Wars prequel anthology films, the untitled project - which will be directed by The LEGO Movie duo Phil Lord and Christopher Miller - will show Harrison Ford's legendary character in his formative years.

It is unknown who Clarke will play, or even if she'll play the female lead, but fans believe she will most probably appear as Solo's wife (the one before Princess Leia comes along in Episode IV - A New Hope).

Naturally, the official press release is giving nothing away merely stating the Daenerys actor is "...going to meet Han and Chewie."

Alden Ehrenreich beat out the majority of Hollywood to score the lead role, while Community actor Donald Glover - who'll also star in Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming - will assume the role of his aide, Lando Calrissian.

The first Star Wars prequel, Rogue One, is released in cinemas next month. It follows a team of rebels who plot to steal plans that go on to create the Death Star; you can watch the first featurette here.

Clarke currently stars in HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones as the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen.

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Having racked up film roles in Spike Island, Terminator: Genisys and Me Before You, this will mark the British actor's most high-profile cinematic outing to date. In the meantime, her Thrones character will next be seen in season seven in summer 2017 with the series culminating in its eighth run the following year - months ahead of the young Han Solo film's December 2018 release date.

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