Emilia Clarke joins Han Solo cast

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Emilia Clarke
Emilia Clarke

Emilia Clarke, known for her role as the Mother of Dragons, Daenerys Targaryen, in HBO’s Game of Thrones as well as playing Sarah Connor in Terminator Genisys, has joined the cast of the untitled Han Solo Star Wars spinoff, it was announced Friday.

Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing the prequel, which is set for release in 2018. Alden Ehrenreich will play the young smuggler, with Donald Glover playing fellow scoundrel Lando Calrissian.

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