Casting continues for the second stand alone movie, focusing on a younger Han Solo in the years before the original trilogy. With shooting set to begin in January a worldwide search for the female lead continues, a key role which will bounce off lead actor Alden Ehrenreich.
Though testing for Alden Ehrenreich’s co-stars for the upcoming Han Solo spin-off has been slow and steady, the “Star Wars” anthology pic may be getting closer to adding another lead.
Sources tell Variety that “Selma” and “Creed” star Tessa Thompson, “Power Rangers” Naomi Scott, and Zoe Kravitz tested in London this week for the female lead in the yet-untitled project.
With production not starting till early 2017, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have taken their time in meeting with talent for the mystery female character as well as the role of Lando Calrissian. This would mark the second round of tests; a previous round took place earlier this summer. While it seems like a decision is on the horizon, sources it could still be a couple weeks till one is made.