We know that Han Solo didn't meet Princess Leia until Star Wars: A New Hope, so some assumed that the notorious Space Pirate was living the swinging single life up until that point. Some even speculated that Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, which takes place a decade before A New Hope, wouldn't have time to introduce a love interest. As it turns out, that may not be the case. It is being reported today that the movie is narrowing in on a female lead, and it may be a character that is already part of the newly established canon.
According to Mashable's Jeff Sneider, the search for Han Solo's female lead is down to 4 actresses. None of which are named. Though it is said that none of them are white. Last night it was revealed that a Young Lando Calrissian is also being cast for the movie, which follows Disney, Lucasfilm and Marvel's ongoing trend to keep their upcoming movie casts diversified, which they have come under fire for not doing in the past few years.
Alden Ehrenreich was chosen from over 100 actors to play this younger version of Han Solo. It is believed that Donald Glover, Community and Spider-Man: Homecoming star, is wanted as Lando. Disney and LucasFilm refuse to comment on any of this right now, with the main plot concept being kept under wraps. Many suspect that directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, working from a script by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon, may be curbing from a recent Star Wars comic in telling this particular story.
It's being rumored that Sana Solo, sometimes also known as Sana Starros, is going to be introduced for the first time in a live-action movie. The character was created by Jason Aaron and artist John Cassaday for Star Wars #4, which hit store shelves in 2015. Sana is a skilled pilot who may or may not be married to Han Solo. She had to get hitched to Solo in order to pull off a smuggling job, but one of the two took their nuptials a little more seriously than the other. In the newer comics, this created a love triangle between Leia, Sana and and Han, as Sana made her return after the events of the original trilogy.
There is absolutely no evidence that Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is casting Sana Solo, except that in the comics she is depicted as a black woman. Some are using Forest Whitaker's Saw Gerrera character in Rogue One, who first appeared in the animated series Star Wars:The Clone Wars, as proof that LucasFilm is not shying away from using characters from other mediums in their live action movies. This is something that never happened before in the original films. It isn't known when shooting will being on the young Han Solo movie, which has a May 25, 2018 release date. But more casting announcements are said to be imminent.
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