Three Actresses Called Back For ‘Han Solo’ Female Lead Testing
Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 9:00 pm
After an exhaustive search to find the right actor to play Han Solo in the currently untitled standalone film, Phil Lord and Chris Millerfinally choseHail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich.
It was quite an expensive search, at least that’s how the directors have put it, and now their attention has turned to finding an actress to play the female lead. Though the film is still far from shooting, the two are in the early pre-production stages of getting ready for the 2018 release and we now have an idea of who that female lead may be. Check out the full story below.
Variety says Tessa Thompson, Naomi Scott, and Zoe Kravitz went through a second round of testing this week before an official announcement will be made. This doesn’t necessarily mean that one of these three will be chosen for the job, but they are among the top potential candidates.
Production is set to begin in early 2017, and in addition to their search for a female lead, Disney and Lucasfilm are also in the midst of finding an actor to play Lando Calrissian. Rumors have tied Community and Atlanta star Donald Glover to the role. The actor has remained quiet when asked about being attached to the role, and it’s not clear if he will even take it given the massive success of his new show Atlanta. Disney and Lucasfilm have also ordered a second round of tests before they make their final decision.
Turning out attention back to the three actresses, most if not all have been making a name for themselves in recent years. Thompson appeared in Selma and alongside Michael B. Jordan in Creed, and can be seen next in Thor: Ragnarok. Kravitz has appeared in X-Men: First Class as well as Mad Max: Fury Road. She will appear later this year in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Finally there is Scott, the lesser known of the three, who has had roles in The Martian and The 33, and will appear in the upcoming reimagining of Power Rangers.
It’s not clear who the chosen actress would be playing or what the plot would even be about, though there are speculations being thrown around that the character and plot could be pulled from a storyline seen in the comics. We’ll just have to wait and see if that is true. We’ll keep you posted on any developments should they arise.
The Han Solo standalone film – can we please call it something else – will open in theaters on May 25, 2018.