Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke comments on returning to the Star Wars franchise after playing Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. It has been five years since the movie premiered when fans saw the origin story of Han Solo, played by Alden Ehrenreich. The role was first portrayed by Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars films.
Clarke is known for her role as Qi’ra, who served as a former ally to Han Solo. When asked if she would like to return to the galaxy far, far away, the English actress gracefully expressed that she is happily working in another franchise.
Emilia Clarke Refuses To Return To Star Wars, Says Marvel Is Brilliant
Speaking with IndieWire, Clarke addressed the rumors of her return to Star Wars. The actress is currently working with Marvel Studios for her debut appearance in Secret Invasion.
“I mean… no. That would be lovely, that would be very nice. I’m genuinely having a wicked time on Marvel, though, they’re absolutely brilliant.”
Clearly, it is a wise decision after the massive failure that the Solo movie brought to the studio. It earned generally good reviews, but Lucasfilm won’t likely give it another chance. The film’s underperformance at the box office caused its downfall, only earning $393 million against a budget of $275 million. The rigorous marketing and numerous press conferences did not help attract the audience it wanted. It is obvious that the prequel film was not selling.
As if to admit their shortcomings, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said that the Solo: A Star Wars Story movie proved to be a difficult lesson to learn. Ron Howard, director of the film, also revealed that a sequel story is not on top of their to-do list. He assured fans, however, that the studio is open to fans’ suggestions.
Emilia Clarke Will Reportedly Debut On MCU As Abigail Brand
Emilia Clarke reveals that she is having a good time working with the cast and crew of Secret Invasion, with Marvel accidentally revealing the character she is meant to portray. From the leaked images, fans could tell she is about to play Abigail Brand. In the comics, she is the commander of S.W.O.R.D., the intelligence agency acting as the counterpart of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Secret Invasion is one of the most well-loved Marvel stories, and as it sets the motion to become the most anticipated Marvel project this year, Clarke is surely making her MCU debut special.
Secret Invasion is coming to Disney+ sometime soon in 2023.