It’s hard not to love Emilia Clarke, and Star Wars fans and Game of Thrones fans know this Crimson Dawn leading, Mother of Dragons actress brings an amazing performance to the table wherever she goes. For Star Wars fans, specifically, we loved seeing her as the clever Qi’ra in Solo: A Star Wars Story. And like most characters, we’d love to see more of her.
Luckily, Emilia Clarke revealed she signed to have multiple Star Wars films in her contract deal — as a form of “insurance” to do more just in case, though it’s not guaranteed. But we say more from Clarke as Qi’ra needs to be a guarantee!
So, it’s just our luck that Emilia Clarke has revealed that — if Disney were ever to need some source material for a new Qi’ra project — she definitely has plenty of material written about the character. She revealed to The Hollywood Reporter in an interview:
"I really had pages about what her life was and what it would be afterwards. But I’m afraid I’ve heard nothing of [Disney+] being the case, so maybe I’ll just write it and send it to them. I’ll be like, “Hey guys, I’ve got a few ideas.”"
That’s excellent news to hear for all us Qi’ra fans out there. Well, not so much the fact that she’s heard nothing from Disney yet, but the fact that she’s got all these great ideas about Qi’ra — not just swirling in her head, but actually written down on paper. So, is Disney going to do anything about that?
Is there going to be a Qi’ra series?
The Hollywood Reporter definitely vouched for Qi’ra getting her own series, and it seems like Clarke is supremely interested as well. To her, Qi’ra is the one character of hers who she feels has “the most unfinished business,” and we agree.
We left her character in Solo stuck between a rock and a hard place — wanting to escape the Crimson Dawn, but now having to answer to the commands of the powerful Maul. That’s not easy to escape, but it can be done. One of the latest Star Wars comics revealed a big spoiler about her character as well (which you can read more about here), so there is plenty left about her character that’s worth exploring.
So, right now, Disney hasn’t announced any plans to give the character her own series. But once they blow through the other 10-plus projects they have planned, Qi’ra definitely needs to be on the top of their to-do list. Or, as we suggested previously, perhaps her story can be folded into the Lando series, which we’re sure is still in the way-early development stages. (AKA, the “it’s-not-too-late-to-use-her-material” stages.)
Other than that, they can do so many things, like have a Crimson Dawn movie or explore her character in-depth in a novel. Either way, as Gizmodo pleads, we can’t let Clarke’s ideas go to waste. And hopefully this is the first step to Disney hearing our cries.