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Star Wars Rumour: Ksenia Solo to play Han Solo’s daughter?

And she’s got the right surname at least…

After recent rumours that a number of young actors have auditioned for 'Star Wars: Episode VII' it seems that Ksenia Solo might be up for a part as Han Solo's daughter.

Over the past few weeks, we've heard rumours that Disney has started to cast its net in search of the next Skywalkers. But while we've already seen some fresh-faces linked to the all-new roles, it looks as though the 'Star Wars' universe could be subject to probably the coolest bit of casting in history… as actress Ksenia Solo is rumoured to be considered for the role of Han Solo's daughter.

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According to our pals at Jedi News, the 25-year-old Latvian actress has been tipped for the role of Han's daughter by an anonymous source.

"Pretty solid source telling me that Ksenia Solo is being considered for a role," their source explained. "Potentially Solo playing the daughter of Han Solo."

I have to admit, Ksenia Solo isn't exactly a name I'm familiar with… but with a name like that, it surely puts her at an advantage. But apparently she's appeared alongside 'Star Wars' actress Natalie Portman in the 2010 movie 'Black Swan'. And more recently, she starred in the Syfy series 'Lost Girl'.

Of course nothing is official until announced by Disney or Lucasfilm… but the possibility of putting a Solo in the role of a Solo is absolutely delightful.

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Unfortunately, there's no mention of who the daughter of Han Solo is rumoured to be… so fans of the Extended Universe might have to wait a while to confirm whether or not Jaina and Jacen will be making an appearance. But would Ksenia Solo fit the bill regardless?

I'm sure she's a perfectly competent actress and might even be pretty good… but I can't help thinking that having the appropriate surname just isn't enough to see her land the role. Still, I suppose there's nothing to stop her from reading for the part. And you never know, she might turn out to be perfect.

Do you think Ksenia Solo could star as Han Solo's daughter? Will Jaina and Jacen make it to the big screen? Let us know what you think in the comments below…

Ryan Leston is a sci-fi geek from Cardiff who loves all things Star Wars. His favourite Star Wars film is The Empire Strikes Back and he still wants to be Han Solo when he grows up. Follow Ryan Leston on Twitter or Facebook.

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