Alden Ehrenreich to Play Young HAN SOLO

Written by Andrew Pollard Friday, 06 May 2016

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Last month we reported that Alden Ehrenreich had been chosen to be Disney’s new Han Solo, and now that news has moved ever closer to being finally confirmed.

Multiple outlets are reporting that the Hail, Caesar! actor has definitely, definitely, definitely signed on to headline Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s Han Solo-focussed Star Wars Story movie. That said, there’s still no official word from either Disney or Lucasfilm. It’s believed that Ehrenreich, who is also known for his work in the likes of Stoker, Blue Jasmine, Twixt and Tetro, has now finally signed on to play the younger Han, beating out competition from the likes of Taron Egerton, Jack Reynor, Miles Teller and Dave Franco.

This Star Wars Story movie will basically tell us the story of how Han Solo came to be the loveable scoundrel that we first met in Mos Eisley in 1977. And yes, Chewbacca will also be a part of the film.

At present, this still untitled Solo film is set for a May 25th, 2018 release. Before that, Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story will arrive this December before Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII hits cinemas in December 2017.

As ever, expect more on this when we got official word on Alden Ehrenreich’s casting from Disney or Lucasfilm.

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