According to unnamed sources, the upcoming “Star Wars” anthology film starring a young Han Solo (played by Alden Ehrenreich) is in the process of casting its female lead. As Collider pointed out, Mashable’s Jeff Sneider has heard that the search for the film’s female lead has reportedly been narrowed down to four non-white actresses. While it’s entirely possible that this character will be a totally new addition to the “Star Wars” canon (like pretty much the entire cast of the other anthology film, “Rogue One”), there’s also a possibility that the “Han Solo” film will introduce a character from Marvel’s “Star Wars” comics to the big screen: Sana Starros.
Sana was fully introduced in “Star Wars” #6 by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday, which was released in June 2015. The character immediately established her prior relationship with Han Solo, proclaiming to be his wife (a fact that ended up being an exaggeration of the truth). Sana Starros stuck around following her initial altercation with Han and Leia, later assisting Leia fight against an attack on a Rebel jail.
While it may initially seem far-fetched that a major “Star Wars” film would take a cue from a Marvel comic, there is quite a bit of precedence for that exact thing already. The new “Star Wars” canon is tightly connected, with Poe Dameron’s parents starring in a Marvel comic before the release of “The Force Awakens,” and “Star Wars: The Clone Wars” character Saw Gerrera has jumped from animation to live action for a role in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.” And as co-screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan pointed out in an interview, the script for the “Han Solo” movie was still in the works as of December 2015 — which was six months after Sana debuted. Lucasfilm and Disney have worked to keep the new “Star Wars” canon tight, and adding Sana Starros to “Han Solo” would keep that tradition going.
Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (“The LEGO Movie”), and written by Lawrence (“The Empire Strikes Back”) and Jon Kasdan, the “Han Solo” anthology film will be released May 25, 2018.
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