The Han Solo Movie Is Close to Casting a Very Intriguing New Sidekick

A new rumor about the latest casting for the Han Solo spinoff is dropping some major hints about another member of the primary cast of the film, beyond Han himself, Chewie, and Lando. If it ends up being what we think it is, the character could be a pretty interesting first for a Star Wars movie.

Variety is reporting that Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is in early talks to join the film in a major role. However, that role won’t actually use Waller-Bridge’s physical self—it’s apparently a “CGI-driven performance,” but nonetheless a character who is a main part of the primary cast, in the vein of K-2SO in Rogue One.

While it’s certainly possible that the role is for an alien, like of Lupita Nyong’o’s performance as Maz Kanata in The…