We already know Alden Ehrenreich will be playing young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars prequel spinoff film, but who will be the female lead? Disney has reportedly narrowed it down to these three options.
Variety reports Tessa Thompson (Creed, Selma), Naomi Scott (Power Rangers) and Zoe Kravitz (Divergent, Mad Max: Fury Road) are three of the top options vying to star opposite Ehrenreich as the (currently unidentified) female lead in the film. All three are actually pretty great up-and-comers, with solid resumes (and some decent genre experience) across the board.
The film is slated to enter production in 2017, and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street) are working to finalize the core cast to keep it on schedule. Along with Ehrenreich, the film is rumored to be close to locking down Donald Glover (Community, Atlanta) for the role of young Lando Calrissian. Though that’s apparently not a done deal yet, and Disney is running through a second round of auditions before cutting a deal.
So what role could the three young ladies be pursuing? Disney and Lucasfilm haven’t offered much in the way of intel, though it stands to reason Sana Starros is one of the leading candidates. Sana was introduced in Marvel’s new flagship Star Wars comic last year as a blaster-wielding former love interest (who might have been married to Han). Considering it’s all connected, the smart money is on Sana.
Check out the three options below (and a shot of Sand from the comic run above) and let us know who you’re pulling for: