Last August, we reported that the producers of the Han Solo spinoff were searching for a female lead. What was notable about that at the time was that that they had allegedly narrowed their search down to four women — and none of them were white. Well, now we have an update to the rumor, courtesy of Variety.
According to the outlet, the studio is nearing a decision and that Creed’s Tessa Thompson, Power Rangers’ Naomi Scott, and Dope’s Zoe Kravitz have tested in London for the female lead. This is the second round of tests for the part. There’s still no confirmation as to the name of the character they’re testing for, but I thin the probability is high that they’re reading for Sana Starros, the woman revealed in last year’s Star Wars #4 comic to be Han’s first wife.
In addition to casting for the female lead, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are hard at work at going through similar tests for the part of Lando Calrissian.
Variety went on to state that while Donald Glover remains a favorite contender for Lando, Disney and Lucasfilm are still following through with these tests so they can be absolutely certain that he’s right for the role.
What do you think of this casting update? Do you think Sana Starros is indeed the woman they’re casting for, or am I reading too much into the fact that they’re a few non-white female? Let us know your thoughts down below!
The Han Solo spinoff hits theaters on May 25, 2018.
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