Emilia Clarke has wrapped filming for untitled Han Solo movie

Another one of the headliners for the untitled Han Solo movie has wrapped filming.  A month ago Donald Glover wrapped things up, and on Sunday director Ron Howard tweeted that Emilia Clarke has now wrapped filming too.

Not much is known about Clarke’s character, but we do apparently know her name.  Earlier this year, Michael K. Williams was discussing his part in the Han Solo movie that was cut due to scheduling conflicts on re-shoots upon the director change, but he also explained a bit about his character, telling Vanity Fair he was “a link between Han Solo and Emilia’s character, Kira.”  Upon seeing that, Making Star Wars clarified that the spelling of the name is actually “Kura” but that it’s correct.  If you’ll remember, Kira was reported to be the name of Daisy Ridley’s character in The Force Awakens very early on in the process, and MSW speculates that with Lawrence Kasdan involved in both projects, he may have just re-used the name that didn’t wind up in TFA.

Clarke is best-known for her role as Daenerys Targaryen in the incredibly popular Game of Thrones series, and she’ll be joining a galaxy far, far away when the untitled Han Solo movie opens in theaters on May 25, 2018.

Earlier this month, actor Paul Bettany also wrapped his scenes for filming.  He was a late addition to the cast (joining after Ron Howard took over) and nothing is known about his part, but with Williams’ part being cut there have been conflicting reports as to whether Bettany is filling in for that role or in a different role but one that still fills the same general purpose – which seems to be connecting Han and Kura.  Whether that’s Bettany’s part or not remains to be seen.

Bettany, of course, is best known for playing J.A.R.V.I.S. and later the Vision in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

2 thoughts on “Emilia Clarke has wrapped filming for untitled Han Solo movie

  1. This isn’t off topic but I have two Rogue One questions. 1 how do a few ion torpedoes completely incapacitate and ISD. 2. How does one ISD cut another in half like butter when they have particle shields build for exactly this reason, and are portrayed as quite effective in Empire when they take multiple hits from asteroids. Thanks.


    1. Good questions. My standard answer is to say that since it’s Star Wars and a galaxy far, far away then our physics and comparisons aren’t the same. But in-universe, I think the answer to your first question is that we don’t see all of the space battle, so it could very well have been quite a bit of fire. We know that the Imperials were caught off guard by the attack and therefore weren’t fully ready immediately, which could have allowed the Rebels to attack the Destroyer often with ion torpedoes that, after repeated barrage, disable it. Then for your second question, I find that less easy to explain… but I suppose that the sheer size and magnitude of the Destroyer crashing into it was far more than the shields could defend agains and therefore it was torn in two, and with the downward momentum it was able to take out the shield gate.


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