In a recent Vanity Fair interview with actor Michael K. Williams, Emilia Clarke’s character’s name for the Han Solo filmed was revealed. Earlier this week, we learned that Michael K. Williams’ character from the Han Solo film had been cut from Ron Howard’s version of it. In a recent interview with the actor, he revealed (accidentally or not), the name of Emilia Clarke’s character, which is “Kira”.
Williams had already filmed all of his scenes as a new character to the universe—“a link between Han Solo and Emilia’s character, Kira”—when Lucasfilm suddenly announced in June that it was replacing directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller with Ron Howard. The shake-up meant that Williams would need to re-shoot his scenes so that the anticipated spin-off could still meet its 2018 release date.
If you recall, Kira was the initial name for Rey in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, via various leaks on the set. This is most likely another case of Lucasfilm, recycling ideas from film to film.
While this isn’t much, it is nice to know that as we get closer to the May 25, release date, we are going to know more and more about this film, that is covered in a thick veil of secrecy.
About the Han Solo Film:
The upcoming Han Solo film will be directed by Ron Howard, and will be produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Allison Shearmur, and Simon Emanuel. The film stars Alden Ehrenreich as Han Solo, Donald Glover as Lando Calrissian, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Woody Harrelson as Garris Shrike (unconfirmed). The movie hits theaters May 25, 2018.