‘Star Wars’ News: Who Will Play The Young Han Solo?
Disney and Lucasfilm have narrowed down the search for the right actor play the young Han Solo in a forthcoming Star Wars spinoff down to three – Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton.
Who Will Play Han Solo?
Casting for the Star Wars Han Solo spinoff involved 10 esteemed young actors meeting with the directors earlier this year. Out of that group, which reportedly included Miles Teller (Whiplash), Ansel Elgort (The Fault In Our Stars) and Emory Cohen (Brooklyn), it was Ehrenreich, Reynor and Egerton who were called back to do costume tests and screen tests, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It is believed that the casting process had started with more than 2,500 actors vying for the Han Solo part.
Ehrenreich’s credits include Stoker, Blue Jasmine and Hail, Caesar!. Reynor starred in Transformers: Age of Extinction and alongside Michael Fassbender in Macbeth. Egerton is best known for playing Gary “Eggsy” Unwin in Kingsman: The Secret Service and for starring in Dexter Fletcher‘s Eddie the Eagle.
Filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are directing the Han Solo spinoff for Disney and Lucasfilm. Since Harrison Ford‘s Han Solo has long been one of the franchise’s most – if not the most – beloved character, finding the right actor to play the younger version of the smuggler and Millennium Falcon captain is thought to be paramount for the film’s success.
The Han Solo film is slated to hit theaters sometime in 2018.