Wanna hear some good news? Me too! Well, we’ve got some for you. Variety reports that Thandie Newton is in talks to play a role in the new Han Solo movie! Yes!
Anybody who was watching Westworld this season has got to be on the Thandie Newton train. She was INCREDIBLE in that show. I don’t want to blow my own horn, but I got on that train when I saw Crash. And if you haven’t seen her in either of those things, get on the stick, brother.
Newton’s got gravitas to spare and, though the role that she’s up for in the Star Wars spin-off (to be set before Episode IV) has not been released, she would be a great addition to an already stellar cast.
Newton would join Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke and possibly Phoebe Waller-Bridge who is also in talks for a role in the film.
That IS good news!! The yet to be titled Han Solo film is set to hit theaters May 25, 2018.