Is the Han Solo Anthology Movie Casting Sana Solo?

Friday, 12 August 2016 - 11:01AM
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Star Wars: Han Solo
Friday, 12 August 2016 - 11:01AM
Is the Han Solo Anthology Movie Casting Sana Solo?
Han Solo's prequel film is already rumored to be casting the young version of a very familiar character from the films, and now it looks like it might be borrowing characters from the comics as well. According to a new rumor, the anthology film is currently casting the female lead, and it might be Sana Solo, Han's "wife" from the new run of Star Wars comics.

In response to an article about Rogue One's unusual diversity for the Star Wars universe, Mashable writer Jeff Sneider claimed to have the inside scoop on the casting for Han Solo's female lead, and all of the contenders are women of color.



We can't and shouldn't say that they are casting for Sana Solo simply because the actresses auditioning for the role, since we'd hope that the studio would consider POC for any and all roles (although to be fair, that's often not the case, especially with big franchises). But that being said, it's reasonable to assume that Sana Solo might be a part of this movie, even without this intel. Now that the slate has been wiped clean in the new Star Wars canon, she's the only significant love interest we know of for Han, aside from Leia. And since it takes place before the events of A New Hope, this is literally the only canonical love interest they could cast that fans would be familiar with. It's possible that Han won't have any kind of love interest in the movie, even an unrequited one, but that also seems somewhat unlikely.

In the comics, which take place after the events of A New Hope, Han's old partner-in-crime Sana Starros returns to find him while he's in a relationship with Leia, and claims that she's his wife. As it turns out, this isn't entirely true, since Han and Sana only got married as a cover while carrying out a heist together. Sana believes that it's binding, Han doesn't, and it's never quite clear to the reader. What is clear, however, is that Sana was genuinely hurt by Han, so there may be a more complicated history there.

The Han Solo prequel film is slated for release on May 25, 2018.
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