Westworld season 2 cast member Thandie Newton may land a role in the forthcoming Star Wars spin-off movie. Learn the details here.
Newton is reportedly in talks to star in the Han Solo movie. Variety cited sources saying the actress is in negotiation to join the other cast members of the film. However, the character Newton will be playing is still unknown.
Gizmodo noted that a few months ago, rumors emerged that the Han Solo movie directors were casting a black female as a love interest. Many speculated that the role would be Sana Starros, a smuggler who claimed to be Han’s wife.
Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will reportedly play the character. However, Gizmodo noted that Newton could be the one portraying the role and Clarke will play another character altogether.
So far, the confirmed actors to appear in the movie are Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, and Woody Harrelson. Clarke was confirmed to join the cast recently. Actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge is also in negotiations for a major role in the Star Wars spin-off.
The Han Solo movie will take place before A New Hope, which is similar to the recent spin-off, Rogue One. The most recent Star Wars film grossed more than $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The still untitled Han Solo flick will premiere on May 25, 2018.
Newton’s other credits include 2012, Good Deeds, and The Pursuit of Happyness. The Westworld season 2 cast member is also set to start filming The Death and Life of John F. Donovan movie in March.
Thandie Newton in Westworld Season 2
The actress will reprise her role as Maeve Millay, a host and a madame, in Westworld season 2. The character is a renegade android, who like Dolores, also discovered that her life is a well-planned and complex lie. Newton’s role in the HBO series gave her two SAG nominations – best performance and ensemble in a drama – and a Golden Globe nomination.
Westworld is set in a fictional Wild West-themed amusement park which is populated by robots called hosts. The park accommodate high-paying visitors called guests, who may indulge in whatever they wish within the park, without fear of retaliation from the hosts.
At the finale of the previous season, Maeve tried to escape from Westworld. She was able to find Bernard’s corpse and Felix repaired him. Bernard, however, warned Maeve that her desire to escape was actually programmed into her.
While on the train, Maeve had second thoughts about leaving Westworld as the memories of her daughter flooded her mind. She decided to exit the departing train to find her daughter.
Westworld season 2 will return in 2018. The highly-acclaimed HBO TV series will begin filming later this year. Other confirmed Westworld season 2 cast members are Ed Harris and Luke Hemsworth.
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