'Game Of Thrones' Season 7 News And Updates: Emilia Clarke Joins Han Solo 'Star Wars' Film; Adds Hype To The Franchise

"Game Of Thrones" Season 7 star Emilia Clarke is about to swap dragons for intergalactic space travel after it was announced that she is set to join the cast of the upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off.

Clarke, who impressively portrays the role of warrior queen Daenerys Targaryen in the hit HBO series "Game Of Thrones," has been confirmed to be included in the cast of the still-untitled Han Solo film set for release in 2018.

Clarke will star alongside Alden Ehrenreich and Donald Glover, who have already been confirmed to play as Han and Lando Calrissian in the upcoming film. According to reports, the Han Solo spin-off is to take place before "Star Wars: A New Hope" and will feature the decisive years as Solo and Calrissian became space smugglers and "scoundrels on the rise."

So far, no word yet on who the "Game Of Thrones" Season 7star will be portraying but fans are expecting to see Clarke's outstanding performance given her utmost experience in the fantasy realm.

Meanwhile, StarWars.com, the franchise's official website, hinted on the actress' upcoming role in the Han Solo spin-off. In a statement, the site revealed, "Clarke's role will round out a dynamic cast of characters that Han and Chewie will encounter on their adventures."

The "Game Of Thrones" Season 7 actress' confirmation as the female lead in the upcoming film comes after rumors that Tessa Thompson, Naomi Scott and Zoe Kravitz were considered for the role. Other possible choices were Kiersey Clemons and Clarke's "Game Of Thrones" co-star Jessica Henwick.

The impending "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off film will be co-produced by Lucasfilm boss and Hollywood veteran Kathleen Kennedy. According to reports, the movie is scheduled to start filming in January and is expected to premiere in May 2018.

Fans of the franchise have high hopes with the "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off especially with the addition of "Game Of Thrones" Season 7 star Emilia Clarke.

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