Pheobe Waller-Bridge In Talks For Star Wars Han Solo Spinoff

Lucasfilm is in discussions with Fleabag actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge to play a "key" role in the upcoming Star Wars Han Solo film, according to Variety.

Waller-Bridge also had parts in Broadchurch, The Iron Lady, and Crashing.

The recent Star Wars spin-off Rogue One had a lot of success with a CGI character in the ensemble, and the Han Solo film is looking to follow suit.

While it's certainly possible that the role is for an alien, like of Lupita Nyong'o's performance as Maz Kanata in The Force Awakens, Variety only refers to droids, which has us thinking that Waller-Bridge's potential role might be for a droid companion in the film.

Fleabag featured on many critics' and publications' top 10 of the best TV of 2016; it was also nominated in multiple categories at the Critics' Choice TV Awards and the Broadcast awards.

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Casting a witty English actor with a strong comedy background emphasizes just how different, tonally, the Han Solo movie is likely to be from past Star Wars movies.

Are you anxious that, with all of these stars, (including Emilia Clarke in an unnamed role let's not forget) that it'll take too much attention away from the relatively unknown Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo?

Waller-Bridge is joining a stellar cast including: Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Woody Harrelson as Han's mentor, and Emilia Clarke in a mysterious role.

Starring Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!) in the leading role as the famous smuggler, the film is directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord.

The first "Star Wars Story", "Rogue One", has set the bar high.

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