More than 2500 actors have auditioned for the role of Han Solo

  • Agencies, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 03, 2015 16:15 IST
Could one of these actors be the new Han Solo?

Almost all of Hollywood has auditioned for the role of Han Solo for the upcoming Star Wars spinoff movie that will focus on a younger version of the wisecracking, swashbuckling captain of the millennium Falcon.

The film, due out in 2018 is directed by the Lego Movie duo Chris Miller and Phil Lord. According to The Hollywood Reporter more than 2500 actors have auditioned for the role ranging from young stars to complete unknowns. Reportedly, Dave Franco (Now You See Me), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Godzilla), Miles Teller (Whiplash), Nick Robinson (Jurassic World), Tony Oller (The Purge), and Leo Howard (Kickin’ It) have auditioned. The proposed age-range is 18-32 and outsiders include Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead), and Rami Malek (Mr Robot).

Chewy we’re home. (Disney)

Meanwhile actor Harrison Ford says Han Solo is more complex in the new movie The Force Awakens during an interview with Jimmy Fallon.

Read:Star Wars: 22 new The Force Awakens images promise you it’s all true

The 73-year-old actor reprises his role as captain of the Millennium Falcon in the new movie and revealed that Han is no longer simply the wise-cracking smuggler from the original movies, reported Female First.

“I thought it was a great idea and I wanted to know a little bit more about Han Solo 30 years later. He was always

the wise guy, but has he gotten wiser, less wise, more wise? I think he’s got a more complex story now. A little bit more of an emotional context than perhaps there was before. But he’s still - he’s still the same guy.

Watch the Force Awakens trailer here

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