Emilia Clarke is trading in dragons for X-Wings.
The Game of Thrones star has landed a coveted role in the upcoming (and still untitled) Star Wars prequel about Han Solo, a character made iconic by Harrison Ford in the original trilogy—Star Wars, The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi—and last year's blockbuster The Force Awakens. Alden Ehrenreich will play the young Solo, with Donald Glover taking on Lando Calrissian, a role originated by Billy Dee Williams.
According to the StarWars.com announcement, "Clarke's role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures."
The latest installment in the Star Wars saga, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story heads to theaters December 16. Also a prequel, it takes place before the original Star Wars film and tells the story surrounding the capture of the internal plans for the Death Star. The Han Solo prequel is due in theaters in 2018.
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