Reports: The 'First Female Droid' Will Play A Main Role In The Han Solo Movie

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Phoebe Waller-Bridge is the latest actor confirmed to be joining the upcoming Han Solo movie in a "performance capture" role, and now reports are saying she will play the first major-character female droid to feature in a Star Wars film.

Slashfilm says ex-Hollywood trade reporter Jeff Sneider confirmed the news, describing Waller-Bridge's role as "the first significantly-featured female droid in Star Wars history".

While Waller-Bridge will definitely be the first female actor to play a droid in a live-action Star Wars film, here's other droids who were thought to be, or still could be, "the first female droid in Star Wars history":

  • The Force Awakens' BB-8 (JJ Abrams shot that one down)
  • R2-KT ( a background character in The Force Awakens)
  • TC-14 from The Phantom Menace (voiced by a female actor, but played by a male actor)
  • BD-3000 from Clone Wars
  • Bettie-Bot VJ from Clone Wars
  • PZ-4CO (appears in the Star Wars novels)
  • Aly San San from the Disneyland Star Tours (no longer considered canon)

Can you think of others? Let us know in the comments!

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