Han Solo Casting: Pheobe Waller-Bridge in Talks for CG Character

Just the other week, Lord and Miller revealed they’d started filming on their currently untitled Han Solo standalone.  We know Woody Harrleson is on board along with Emilia Clarke in undisclosed roles, with Donald Glover on board to portray a young Lando Calrissian, but now it seems we can add another name to the list.   Variety is reporting that Pheobe Waller-Bridge is in talks to join the film in a key role: 

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The role would be a CGI-driven performance from Waller-Bridge but would still be a significant part of the ensemble, similarly to key Star Wars characters in the past like Chewbacca, C-3P0 and most recently, Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO in “Rogue One.”

Interesting…Considering how awesome the CG characters in the last two Star Wars films have been, I’m excited to see another being thrown into the mix.  Obviously we’d all love to know more about what the role will entail, but for now it’s all hush hush.  

The film is still currently slated to arrive May 25, 2018, but there’s rumbling that it could shift into the December 2018 timeframe as Disney has seen so much success with that slot.  Guess we’ll have to wait and see!

-Jordan