Taking place more than 10 years after the events of the 2018 movie, War of the Bounty Hunters #1 reveals that Qi'ra is still a pivotal player in the crime syndicate, after she abandoned Han to join them at the end of Solo.
Clearly moved by Qi'ra's continued role in a galaxy far, far away, Emilia told ComicBook.com that it "means so much" to see her character's story developed further.
"It means the absolute world. I know her backstory. I know her history. Maybe the movie didn't get to go there, but that was such an honour and a privilege to be part of that universe as an actor," she said.
"So then, to see the character actually be taken on to the origin of all of it – bringing it on home to the family in that way – cemented it in a way.
"I was not expecting to feel as moved as I was by that."
Although we're doubtful Emilia will bring Qi'ra to the big (or small) screen again, we're not surprised to learn the actress is happy for the franchise to continue telling her character's story.
After all, she appeared just as thrilled about the Game of Thrones prequel series re-visiting her on-screen Targaryen ancestors.
"It's just inevitable." she said of the spin-off. "I wish you all the best, it's gonna be whatever it will be, but of course they're doing more.
"You can't create something that big and not have people go, 'And? What else? This is really good! Let's do loads more!'"
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