Emilia Clarke Joins Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

“Game of Thrones” actress is cast in an unknown role alongside Alden Ehrenreich

Last Updated: November 18, 2016 @ 4:39 PM

Emilia Clarke has joined the cast of the Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff.

The “Game of Thrones” badass joins Alden Ehrenreich in the film, directed by “Lego Movie” breakouts Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

Clarke also joins the previously announced Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian. The film will see Ehrenreich reprise the iconic role Harrison Ford occupied in numerous “Star Wars” films. Chewbacca will also return.

Clarke, a multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominee, is repped by CAA and ID PR. She just wrapped production on Season 7 of “Thrones.”

Her previous screen credits include “Me Before You,” “Terminator Genisys” and “Dom Hemingway.”

Read the official announcement from StarWars.com:

Emilia Clarke is heading to a galaxy far, far away — and she’s going to meet Han and Chewie.

StarWars.com is excited to announce that Clarke, known for her stirring portrayal of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones, will join the upcoming untitled Han Solo Star Wars movie. Clarke’s role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures.

Clarke joins Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover — previously cast as Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively — in the highly-anticipated film, which is set prior to the original Star Wars trilogy.

The untitled Han Solo movie, helmed by directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is set for release in 2018.

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