Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton can hang up their black vests because Alden Ehrenreich will be the young Han Solo in the upcoming spin-off, prequel movie on the popular Star Wars character.
The 26-year-old actor will be handed the keys to the Millenium Falcon by Hollywood star Harrison Ford who has played Solo in four movies from the Star Wars franchise so far (A New Hope: 1977, Empire Strikes Back: 1980, Return of the Jedi: 1983 and The Force Awakens: 2015).
Alden, who was seen with George Clooney and Josh Brolin in Hail, Caesar!, was selected after a rigorous process of screen tests where as many as 2,500 actors had participated.
The spin-off movie is being made by Disney, Lucasfilm and filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (21 Jump Street, The Lego Movie). Written by Lawrence Kasdan and his son Jon, the still-untitled stand-alone Star Wars film will be an origin story about Han Solo and his best buddy Chewbacca. Filming is set to star next January for a May 25, 2018 release in the US.
Do you think he will be able to do Han Solo justice?
Let’s just say it will be a tough job.
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