has announced another great casting for the upcoming standalone Han Solo Star Wars Story.



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

We have very little information on her role so far but points out that she’ll be one of a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter. (Which means this will likely be a brand-new relationship along the adventure.) Cool!

I think Clarke is growing as an actress really well and I’ve enjoyed her for many years on Game of Thrones and in Terminator Genisys, so I can’t wait to see what she brings to this film!