Star Wars’ Han Solo movie tested Tessa Thompson, Zoe Kravitz, and Naomi Scott for the female lead in the character origin spinoff about the infamous scoundrel-slash-hero from a galaxy far, far away.
The film about the fan-favorite Star Wars character Han Solo portrayed for the longest time by veteran actor Harrison Ford is still in progress and has no working title yet.
Even so, it appears as though Lucasfilm is taking it slow but steady with the announcement of Beautiful Creatures actor Alden Ehrenreich as the young Han Solo to take Ford’s place in the popular science fiction movie franchise back in February.
Now, the entertainment studio behind 2015’s massively successful Star Wars: The Force Awakens is tapping three talented young actresses to play the female lead beside Ehrenreich.
The cast for the Han Solo movie is gradually growing with the hunt for the female lead narrowed down to three actresses: Power Rangers actress Naomi Scott, Creed star Tessa Thompson, and Divergent’s Zoe Kravitz.
According to Variety, Thompson, Scott, and Kravitz all tested in London for the role of the female lead character in the Star Wars spinoff film.
Citing unnamed sources, the outlet revealed that Lucasfilm is taking its time in scouring Hollywood for perfect actors and actresses to play characters in the upcoming film.
In fact, sources told Variety that the studio is already making rounds as well to find the perfect actor to portray Lando Calrissian, Solo’s buddy who was originally portrayed by Billy Dee Williams.
So far, the three actresses already underwent the second round of testing and would be waiting a “couple of weeks” more for the filmmaker’s decision.
However, the sources were not able to identify which female character Thompson, Scott, and Kravitz have been trying out for. Of course, we have the option to speculate on who that is.
Meet Sana Starros Solo, Han Solo’s wife from before he met Princess Lea. According to Star Wars comics where the entire saga was based, Han was married to a female human during the time of the Galactic Civil War.
Apparently, the two got married in for a robbery. After getting separated during the heist where Han ran off with Sana’s share in the loot, she then went on a quest to locate her smuggler of a husband who has since denied any relationship let alone being married to the “crazy” pilot.
While their cat-and-mouse sort of relationship is quite an episode to see, what is more interesting about Sana is the way she was depicted in the comics: black hair, brown eyes, and dark skin color. All three have close or almost the same physical attributes that could pass as Sana Solo.
Aside from that, there is the matter of the franchise becoming more inclusive in terms of non-white artists similar to the casting of Riz Ahmed as Bodhi Rook in Star Wars: Rogue One.
In fact, Mashable film reporter Jeff Sneider pointed that out via Twitter in August.
Interesting article. Last I heard, HAN SOLO search for female lead was down to 4 girls... and they weren't white. https://t.co/GTCDqzz1Rs— Jeff Sneider (@TheInSneider) August 10, 2016
Of course, whether or not Sana Solo is coming to the live-action spinoff of the infamous Star Wars smuggler is up to directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller as well as Lucasfilm, all of whom remain quiet amidst all these speculations. With that said, it would be better to take this information with a grain of salt.
So far, the only thing the filmmakers confirmed is the actor who landed the role of Han Solo in the spinoff and the estimated premiere of the film which is slated for May 25, 2018.
Out of the three actresses tested by Lucasfilm, who would you prefer to be the female lead in the Star Wars Han Solo movie? Sound off your thoughts in the comments section below.
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