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Han Solo May Feature First Major Female Droid in Star Wars Universe

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Han Solo May Feature First Major Female Droid in Star Wars Universe

Following recent news that British actor and “Fleabag” star Phoebe Waller-Bridge was in talks with the folks at Lucasfilm about a CGI-driven role in the upcoming Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology movie, it now seems that the talks were a success — or at least that the film’s crew had a very specific role in mind for her going into the discussion.

According to tracking-board.com Waller-Bridge’s potential role would be as a “significantly-featured” female droid.

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Eagle-eyed “Star Wars” fans will of course already know that a female droid, or at least a droid voiced by a female actor, has already graced the sci-fi franchise in the form of TC-14, the silver trade federation protocol droid voiced by Linsey Duncan, who appeared in the opening scenes of “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace.” Additionally, “Return of the Jedi’s” EV-9D9 was designated as female in the expanded universe, although the droid was voiced by director Richard Marquand. However, Waller-Bridge’s role would seem set to receive way more screen time than the fives scenes TC-14 and EV-9D9 were allotted, and would likely be more equivalent to Alan Tudyk’s K-2SO in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.”

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller from a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan and starring Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke and Woody Harrelson, the still-untitled Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology film is scheduled to hit theaters in May 25, 2018.

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