Han Solo Spinoff Movie: Three actresses battle for the female lead

Han Solo Spinoff Movie: Three actresses battle for the female lead

Anticipation is high for the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff movie as fans are eagerly waiting for the latest developments of the upcoming project.

With Alden Ehrenreich already snagging the highly coveted role of the young Han Solo as originally portrayed by Harrison Ford, reports are coming in that there are three actresses being eyed for the role of the female lead in the Han Solo spinoff.

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According to Variety, Divergent actress Zoe Kravitz, Power Rangers star Naomi Scott and Creed‘s Tessa Thompson are in the running for the coveted role. They are being auditioned by Lucasfilm and directors of the said project, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller of 21 Jump Street and The Lego Movie fame.

The trio of actresses was reportedly auditioned in London and was shortlisted for the second round of auditions. A decision could be made in the coming weeks, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Various online sources suggest that one of the actresses could play the role of Sana Solo, the wife of Han Solo in the Star Wars comic series. The said comic series was penned by Jason Aaron with John Cassaday as its artist.

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Most of the fans are also rooting for Thompson to get the female lead part as she already has a background in sci-fi films, according to TheBitbag. She was last seen working with Chris Hemsworth in Thor: Ragnarok. Fans would love to see her as Sana in the spinoff.

Filmmakers are also looking for the actor who will play Lando Calrissian, the suave gambler played in the original Star Wars trilogy by Billy Dee Williams. Actors who are already in the running are Straight Outta Compton‘s O’Shea Jackson, Atlanta star Donald Glover and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II of the Netflix series The Get Down.

The production of Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is not expected to begin until next year with the film slated to hit the theaters on May 25, 2018.

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