For those unsure of Alden Ehrenreich landing the coveted role of Han Solo, his co-star Emilia Clarke evidently thinks he is a good candidate for the big shoes to fill in 2018’s much-anticipated spinoff blockbuster Han Solo: A Star Wars Story.
Naturally, due to the extreme secrecy shrouded in anything Star Wars related, the actress couldn’t say much to the LA Daily News other than: “I genuinely can’t tell you anything other than Alden is magnificent, and it’s a delight to do something on that level with really cool actors and nice people.”
She also compared publicly discussing Star Wars and Game of Thrones, noting that “it’s even scarier talking about that (Han Solo) than Game of Thrones.”
Han Solo hits theaters on May 25th, 2018 and also stars Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) as the famous smuggler, Donald Glover (Atlanta) as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson (War for the Planet of the Apes) as Beckett (Solo’s mentor), Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca and Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) as a droid. Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Thandie Newton (Westworld), Ian Kenny (Sing Street) and Michael K. Williams (The Night Of) have been cast in unrevealed roles. The film is being directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, best known for helming 21 Jump Street and The LEGO Movie.