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Bryan Singer could see Nicholas Hoult getting a role in Star Wars: Epsiode VII

Feb. 19, 2013by:

This is something short, but I thought it might bring about some interesting discussion.

When Moviefone spoke with X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST director, Bryan Singer, they mentioned seeing one of the stars of the film on some short lists to play Han Solo. Now, at this point, we have prior knowledge of such a short list if it does exist, but apparently Nicholas Hoult is on said list.

The site throws this tidbit out at Singer, who replied with:

I don't know anything, but I literally would not be surprised if something like that happened. I almost said something to Nick today about it, like, "You know, I wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself in one of those." But I have no idea, even though I'm working with Simon Kinberg every day and he is involved with that franchise, I have no information about that. It's just my own intuition."

Hoult is becoming one of Singer's darlings, so of course he has nothing but delightful things to say about the young actor. I like him, but as a young Han? Ermmm...not so much. I see young Harrison Ford as young Han Solo. Sorry I can't stretch my imagination on this one.

I don't have any new X-Men tidbits for you. Singer would like to direct a horror film next, but that's just an idea at this point.

Source: CBMMoviefone

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11:21PM on 02/19/2013
I could see him playing a character in this franchise. Looking back on it now I could have seen him as Anakin Skywalker. Moving forward in the franchise, I could see him playing Jacen Solo, if they choose to use those characters. If not, make up a character for him.
I could see him playing a character in this franchise. Looking back on it now I could have seen him as Anakin Skywalker. Moving forward in the franchise, I could see him playing Jacen Solo, if they choose to use those characters. If not, make up a character for him.
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8:31AM on 02/20/2013

how about river phoen.....oh wait...

too soon?
too soon?
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11:35PM on 02/19/2013
I thought the rumor was having Ford come back to play Solo? Or would this be a separate spin-off film? Good god there are so many Star Wars rumors these days I can't keep then straight.
I thought the rumor was having Ford come back to play Solo? Or would this be a separate spin-off film? Good god there are so many Star Wars rumors these days I can't keep then straight.
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6:18AM on 02/20/2013
It's been 30 years since Jedi. If they bring back any characters you guys may want to get used to the idea of someone else getting cast in the roles. Just saying.

It's been 30 years since Jedi. If they bring back any characters you guys may want to get used to the idea of someone else getting cast in the roles. Just saying.

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7:11PM on 02/21/2013

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GOOD EYE!! Yep, I would say he's right in there fer perfect....not famous yet, has a little experience and no one would have any preconceived notions about his character...CAST EM!
GOOD EYE!! Yep, I would say he's right in there fer perfect....not famous yet, has a little experience and no one would have any preconceived notions about his character...CAST EM!
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8:17PM on 02/20/2013
Young Han Solo... no.

Han Solo's son.... maybe.
Young Han Solo... no.

Han Solo's son.... maybe.
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10:00AM on 02/20/2013
I would think he HAS to mean a young Solo stand-alone & not Ep.VII
I would think he HAS to mean a young Solo stand-alone & not Ep.VII
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9:39AM on 02/20/2013
I would think he HAS to mean a young Solo stand-alone & not Ep.VII
I would think he HAS to mean a young Solo stand-alone & not Ep.VII
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9:13AM on 02/20/2013
Having him play Solo would be a bad idea. Frankly, I read that comment and it seemed abundantly clear that Singer has not been keeping up to date with the Star Wars news. If Episode 7 is meant to take place after Jedi, and Ford is returning as Solo (in some capacity), then I don't see the rationale of having him on as a young Han Solo. Star Wars doesn't typically utilize the flashback motif in their movies. But he's a good actor, he could be utilized very well in the Star Wars universe as a
Having him play Solo would be a bad idea. Frankly, I read that comment and it seemed abundantly clear that Singer has not been keeping up to date with the Star Wars news. If Episode 7 is meant to take place after Jedi, and Ford is returning as Solo (in some capacity), then I don't see the rationale of having him on as a young Han Solo. Star Wars doesn't typically utilize the flashback motif in their movies. But he's a good actor, he could be utilized very well in the Star Wars universe as a new character.
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3:37AM on 02/20/2013
He's likable and a good actor, but I can't see him playing a young Han Solo. In fact I can't see anyone playing a young Han Solo except for Ford himself.
He's likable and a good actor, but I can't see him playing a young Han Solo. In fact I can't see anyone playing a young Han Solo except for Ford himself.
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8:16PM on 02/20/2013
As long as they don't go all Jeff Bridges on him. :) Tron Legacy was creepy, man.
As long as they don't go all Jeff Bridges on him. :) Tron Legacy was creepy, man.
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