For a film that’s been under the microscope of the media for the past few months, there’s still an awful lot we don’t know about the upcoming Han Solo movie. Perhaps that’s for the best, considering how much is likely changing due to the regime change from Phil Lord and Chris Miller to Ron Howard. We know that Michael K. Williams got the chop from the film as a result, but of course, there are some things that are sure to remain the same, including (hopefully) the main cast.
One actress who we know has been involved is Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke. However, her actually role has been shrouded in secrecy. Initially, during the casting process, when Lucasfilm was rumored to be looking at non-white female leads, it was speculated that the production was looking to cast Sana Starros, Han Solo’s wife. However, when Clarke was cast, that thought went out the window.
Now, thanks to a new piece from Vanity Fair, where they interviewed Michael K. Williams, Williams stated that his character supposed to be a “link between Han Solo and Emilia’s character, Kira.”
So who the hell is Kira? We’re not really sure. The Art of The Force Awakens book revealed that Rey’s name was officially supposed to be Kira (via ComicBook.com), so it makes sense that they’d be recycling some of those names, but again, who is she? That remains to be seen. However, considering that Sana Starros is actually a part of the Disney canon from the new comics, we know they won’t be pulling anything from that character. We’ll have to wait and see what plans they have for Clarke.
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