So far, the only cast member linked to Disney's upcoming Han Solo movie is the actor set to play the lead; Alden Ehrenreich. But now, it looks like the studio are gearing up to announce their leading lady within the next few weeks as Creed star Tessa Thompson and Mad Max: Fury Road's Zoe Kravitz are reportedly being eyed to star.
The Martian actress Naomi Scott, who is likely to soon find fame in Lionsgate's Power Rangers is also said to be in talks for the role. According to Variety, the trio have been taking part in testing in London over the past week. While the exact role they are going up for remains unknown, the publication suggested that the latest tests mark the second round in Disney's casting process.
The eagerly-anticipated film's female lead isn't the only part the studio are looking to fill either, according to recent reports. Other publications have suggested that Disney and Lucasfilm are actively looking for an actor to play a young Lando Calrissian too – a character originally brought to life by Billy Dee Williams in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. Donald Glover (Atlanta, Community) is supposedly one of the names in talks for the role.
Directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, the currently untitled Han Solo Star Wars anthology film is scheduled to reach big screens in the US on 25 May 2018. The latest script has been penned by screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) and his son Jon (Dawson's Creek) while Arrival cinematographer Bradford Young has just recently come aboard.
While the release date isn't too close, fortunately, fans of the entire franchise won't have to wait that long to get their space-opera fix, however, as Rogue One: A Star Wars Story hits both US and UK cinemas on 16 December 2016. Additionally, Star Wars: Episode VIII will be out on 15 December 2017.
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