I recently came across this photo being billed as actors in the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. Most of the actors are unrecognizable to me.

Can the actors and, if possible, their characters, be identified?


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    I'm reasonably sure the big hairy one was in the original trilogy.
    – Valorum
    Feb 21, 2017 at 21:32
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    The top right one plays the character Chewbacca, but I don't recognise the actor.
    – SQB
    Feb 21, 2017 at 21:34
  • I thought my answer to this one was pretty comprehensive, at least with the current info available. Is there anything else you wanted before considering an acceptance?
    – Valorum
    Feb 25, 2017 at 1:14
  • @buzz - If you're going to make minor (and pretty worthless) edits, at least get them right.
    – Valorum
    Jun 10, 2018 at 1:22

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Per Starwars.com

Clockwise from bottom left: co-director Christopher Miller, Woody Harrelson, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Alden Ehrenreich, Emilia Clarke, Joonas Suotamo as Chewbacca, co-director Phil Lord, and Donald Glover.
Photo credit: Jonathan Olley ©2017 Lucasfilm Ltd. All Rights Reserved.


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Alden Ehrenreich plays Han Solo. Joonas Suotamo is Chewbacca. Woody Harrelson is Han's mentor Beckett. Donald Glover will be Lando Calrissian. Emilia Clarke plays the part of Qi'ra, Han's love interest and Phoebe Waller-Bridge plays a (heavily CGI) droid character named L3-37

  • @KodosJohnson - I was hoping the role would go to Jacob Anderson from GoT. He's got acting talent and range, something Glover is lacking.
    – Valorum
    Feb 22, 2017 at 0:10
  • I guess. I was purely thinking of physical appearance. Feb 22, 2017 at 0:12
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    @KodosJohnson - Hmm. I still think I'd prefer the better actor, even if he wasn't a strong facial match. Add in the moustache and a wig and you're 90% of the way there anyway.
    – Valorum
    Feb 22, 2017 at 0:15
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    @MrLister - Including Emilia Clarke?
    – Valorum
    Feb 22, 2017 at 10:42
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    Emilia Clarke doesn't even look much like Emilia Clarke here. I did a triple-take when I saw this image in the news the other day and first read the caption. Feb 22, 2017 at 12:06

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