Emilia Clarke Joins Upcoming 'Star Wars' Han Solo Movie

Jennifer Drysdale
Entertainment Tonight

Emilia Clarke is heading to a galaxy far, far away.

The 30-year-old actress has been cast in Star Wars' upcoming Han Solo standalone film, StarWars.com announced on Friday.

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The Game of Thrones star's character is being kept under wraps for the time being, but the website notes that "Clarke's role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures."

Clarke will act opposite Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover, who will play Han Solo and Lando Calrissian, respectively, in the new film, which is set prior to the first Star Wars trilogy.

ET caught up with Ehrenreich just last week, where he raved about Glover's addition to the cast.

"I'm really excited to work with him," he exclaimed. "I think he's going to be great in the role."

"He's such an interesting guy and a wonderful actor," Ehrenreich, 26, added. "He's just going to do something with that role that I think is going to be really exciting for everybody."

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The untitled Han Solo movie, which will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, is set for a 2018 release.

See more of what Ehrenreich had to say about jumping into Harrison Ford's iconic shoes in the video below.

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