We’ve got a good feeling about this. The still-untitled Young Han Solo movie from directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller may not be in production yet, but rumor has it that they’re looking to add a fan-favorite character in the lead female role. According to a report from Variety, three actresses tested for the female lead role in the Star Wars spinoff this week in London. The actresses in question are Tessa Thompson (Creed), Zoe Kravitz (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), and Naomi Scott (Power Rangers). Apart from being rising stars in Hollywood, one thing these actresses share is a striking resemblance to a Sana Starros
The character, who first appeared in Jason Aaron and John Cassady’s Star Wars #4 from Marvel Comics, is a smuggler who—comic book spoiler alert!—claimed to be Han Solo’s wife. In reality, she wasn’t married to Han; rather, she pretended to be married to Solo in order to pull off a robbery. After Han made off with her cut of the loot, Sana tracked him down, and wound up trying to capture Han and claim the bounty on Leia. As you can imagine, that didn’t sit particularly well with the princess and the scruffy-looking nerf herder.
Let’s put on our tinfoil speculation hats real quick. If this is, in fact, a casting call for Sana Starros, then one could surmise that the Young Han Solo film could tell the story of that ill-fated heist that Solo and Starros pulled off together. Throw in known ne’er-do-wells and less-than-scrupulous characters like Lando Calrissian and Chewbacca into the mix, and this is starting to sound like Ocean’s Eleven in the galaxy far, far away. Speaking of Lando, the future administrator of Cloud City is also reported to be a part of the movie, with Donald Glover being eyed to play the part.
Variety reports that this is the second round of testing for the female lead, the first of which took place earlier this summer. Considering that the film does not even enter production until early 2017, there’s still plenty of time until a likely decision will be reached. For now, we’ll just have to rejoice in the one fact we do know: Alden Ehrenreich will be playing Han Solo. And if you’ve seen anything Ehrenreich has done recently, you’ll understand that is a very good thing.
The untitled film hits theaters on May 25, 2018.
Who do you think this female character will be? Who should play her? What do you want to see from a Han Solo standalone film? Let us know in the comments below.
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