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Alden Ehrenreich may wind up being that young Han Solo

04.14.2016

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Alden Ehrenreich may turn out to be the actor who is handed the giant responsibility of following Harrison Ford in Han Solo's shoes. 

According to Deadline, Ehrenreich has emerged as the frontrunner at the moment to play the beloved smuggler in a future STAR WARS standalone, after wowwing with his latest screen test. It wasn't too long ago that the contender field seemed to be pared down considerably from the wide-spread search among basically anyone who had a decent agent. Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor were in the mix under serious consideration as well, but it sounds like Ehrenreich may be the guy they are narrowing in on.

Everyone is hush-hush on how the casting process is shaking out, having been extremely thorough with their search process in order to fit the right fit, but let's just say Disney, Lucasfilm and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are extremely high on Ehrenreich right now. Granted, things could change in a moment's notice, but Ehrenreich is looking rather good for a smuggler's life currently.

The young Han Solo film is planned for a May 25th, 2018 release.

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Source: Deadline

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8:44PM on 04/14/2016

Wouldthatitwaaaaaasosimple...

He was great in Hail Caesar. I really like this, if it ends up going through.
He was great in Hail Caesar. I really like this, if it ends up going through.
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8:11PM on 04/14/2016
He was the best part in the disappointing Hail, Caesar! (him and Tatum actually. So I'm actually very intrigued by this casting decision.

I'm just really satisfied that it's not Miles Teller and/or Dave Franco. What a disaster that would have been.
He was the best part in the disappointing Hail, Caesar! (him and Tatum actually. So I'm actually very intrigued by this casting decision.

I'm just really satisfied that it's not Miles Teller and/or Dave Franco. What a disaster that would have been.
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7:14PM on 04/14/2016
Although I'd prefer not to have a Han Solo film at all, Ingruber is the only one that could make me forget that it's not Harrison Ford. True, impersonations don't necessarily translate into acting ability, but they don't preclude them either.
Although I'd prefer not to have a Han Solo film at all, Ingruber is the only one that could make me forget that it's not Harrison Ford. True, impersonations don't necessarily translate into acting ability, but they don't preclude them either.
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3:07AM on 04/16/2016
Who says impersonating isn't acting? Like you say, if it makes you forget you're not watching Ford and it holds up I couldn't care less. It's a real shame Ingruber isn't in the mix and it would be interesting to know if he was at all.
Who says impersonating isn't acting? Like you say, if it makes you forget you're not watching Ford and it holds up I couldn't care less. It's a real shame Ingruber isn't in the mix and it would be interesting to know if he was at all.
7:13PM on 04/14/2016
Brilliant choice - Alden has the charisma and humor (as well as the look) to nail Han Solo. He'll give us something different yet familiar, which is what we need for a young Han Solo. He was fantastic in Hail, Caesar!
Brilliant choice - Alden has the charisma and humor (as well as the look) to nail Han Solo. He'll give us something different yet familiar, which is what we need for a young Han Solo. He was fantastic in Hail, Caesar!
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7:07PM on 04/14/2016

He looks like young DiCaprio with black hair...

I don't know the kid but he has that rugged look to him that a young Han Solo needs. The other guys were too clean cut and pretty boy looking.
I don't know the kid but he has that rugged look to him that a young Han Solo needs. The other guys were too clean cut and pretty boy looking.
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6:50PM on 04/14/2016
I was personally pulling for Taron Egerton, but Alden was definitely my second choice and will undoubtedly do a great job.
I was personally pulling for Taron Egerton, but Alden was definitely my second choice and will undoubtedly do a great job.
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6:30PM on 04/14/2016
Ha! Would that it were so simple.
Ha! Would that it were so simple.
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6:20PM on 04/14/2016
I'm still not crazy about a Han Solo flick, but I've been waiting since Tetro for Ehrenreich to really break out. Hail, Caesar! seemed to be that for him, so as an actor I can't fault him for what will surely be a boost to his career.
I'm still not crazy about a Han Solo flick, but I've been waiting since Tetro for Ehrenreich to really break out. Hail, Caesar! seemed to be that for him, so as an actor I can't fault him for what will surely be a boost to his career.
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4:53PM on 04/14/2016
At least it's an unknown actor. Franco and Teller would have been terrible choices.
At least it's an unknown actor. Franco and Teller would have been terrible choices.
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4:33PM on 04/14/2016
Hm... I'm neutral on this right for now.
But he was the breakthrough cast member of 'Hail, Caesar!'. He did there a great job.
Hm... I'm neutral on this right for now.
But he was the breakthrough cast member of 'Hail, Caesar!'. He did there a great job.
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4:19PM on 04/14/2016

great actor

I discovered him in the excellent Tetro and always wondered why he did not became a bigger star since...
I hope he will get the part and the spotlight he deserves...
I discovered him in the excellent Tetro and always wondered why he did not became a bigger star since...
I hope he will get the part and the spotlight he deserves...
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