Emilia Clarke On Whether Her Star Wars Character Could Return For A Disney+ Show

Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) on Solo: A Star Wars Story poster

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The Star Wars universe is chock full of great characters, each with their own unique characteristics and backstories. With this in mind, there are a number of them that could easily headline their own TV shows or films. Emilia Clarke’s Qi'ra falls into this very category The character has only appeared in one live-action project so far, but you can bet there are plenty of Star Wars fans clamoring to see her again. A Disney+ show would be ideal for the character, but could that actually happen? Well, Clarke has provided an update on where things stand with her character.

Beginning with The Mandalorian, the Star Wars franchise has been making a massive push into the realm of television. Numerous projects are slated to hit the small screen over the next few years, ranging from Ewan McGregor’s Obi-Wan Kenobi to Rosario Dawson’s Ahsoka. There’s also a Lando Calrissian show in the works, which may or may not see the return of Donald Glover’s iteration of the character. While discussing that series and others on the Happy Sad Confused Podcast, Emila Clarke revealed whether she’s heard about any projects concerning Qi’ra:

I have heard nothing ... absolutely nothing. But a Lando show makes so much sense, give that man his own show. Yes!

So it would seem Emilia Clarke is unaware of any potential project regarding Qi’ra. It’s definitely a shame, especially considering there are plenty of interesting things that can still be done with her character. Despite the uncertainty of her own Star Wars future though, Clarke does sound very excited about the Lando show. If the series does focus on Donald Glover’s iteration of the character, maybe Qi’ra could pop up at some point?

Qi’ra made her live-action Star Wars debut in the 2018 prequel film, Solo: A Star Wars Story. Introduced as a childhood friend and early love interest of Han Solo, Qi’ra would eventually become a lieutenant within the Crimson Dawn crime syndicate. However, following the death of leader Dryden Vos at the end of the film, Qi’ra takes command, under the watchful eye of Crimson Dawn leader Darth Maul. You can stream Solo on Disney+, which you can sign up for using this link.

Even though Qi’ra has yet to show up in another live-action film or TV show, the Star Wars franchise is still keeping her in the fold. The character has been brought back to the universe through the comic book world, as Qi’ra was revealed to be one of the players in the massive War of the Bounty Hunters crossover event. Emilia Clarke was more than pleased to learn that her character would be returning in some form, saying that being a part of the franchise is “an honor and a privilege.” Her character’s return was likely also a surprise to fans and, now that she’s back, some seem to be speculating on what her return could mean in regard to a Solo sequel.

A Disney+ show centered on Qi’ra could be interesting, as it would have the opportunity to further explore the vast, criminal underworld that’s present within the Star Wars universe. Qi’ra has likely had her hand in a number of shady deals, and a series could shed light on that part of her life post-Solo. Plus, the show could even give us even more Darth Maul, which is almost never a bad thing.

We’ll have to wait and see if Qi’ra does make a live-action turn but, given where the Star Wars franchise is headed, the idea of Emilia Clarke reprising her role isn’t out of the question. Let’s hope the Game of Thrones vet gets the chance to step back into the galaxy far, far away sometime soon.

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