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Lawrence Kasdan speaks on casting a young Han Solo

12.15.2015

As impossible as it seems to replace Harrison Ford in the role of Han Solo, we're about to be faced with a brand new actor taking on the mantle of the galaxy's most lovable scoundrel. After ROGUE ONE, the next Star Wars spin-off film will focus on a young Han Solo and so far over 2500 actors have already put their names in the ring for the chance to embody the young smuggler. The film, which is to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will be scripted by STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan. The scribe spoke with Vulture recently and while Kasdan said that casting the role was "a really tough challenge," he did reveal that they aren't looking for Harrison Ford's exact duplicate.

You want someone who isn’t going to be exactly like Harrison, you want someone who suggests him, it’s like when you adapt a book, and I’ve adapted a couple: You don’t want to adapt it word for word, you want the essence to come through. With Harrison, though, it’s not easy to find someone with those kinds of qualities. He’s like Spencer Tracy, and what does a young Spencer Tracy look like?

I can't possibly imagine who will end up with the gig, but if you've got a suggestion for who could play the young Han Solo, please make sure to check out the latest installment of Cast This! in order to cast your vote. Much about the upcoming STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS has been kept secret and that's nothing new in the world of Star Wars films, but Lawrence Kasdan commented that past Star Wars secrets, such as Luke's true parentage, would likely have been spoiled on the internet almost immediately had the original trilogy been released today.

Everything is different, and I don’t even think of it so much as Twitter as it is the beast of the internet, the big thing is that you used to put out a trailer, and people would only see it if they went to the right movie. Now, you put out a picture and the entire world has it in five minutes! You put out a trailer, and there are 80 million views! A rumor or a spoiler can have 200 million views. That didn’t exist in the past.

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS opens on December 18, 2015. That's this Friday, which is insane.

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Source: Vulture

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8:16PM on 12/16/2015
Unnecessary movie, please cancel this shit.
Unnecessary movie, please cancel this shit.
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4:14PM on 12/16/2015
There is no law that you can't post the screen tests online and let the public decide.
There is no law that you can't post the screen tests online and let the public decide.
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6:32PM on 12/16/2015
If that happens I will spam the poll so that Gilbert Gottfried gets the job.
If that happens I will spam the poll so that Gilbert Gottfried gets the job.
10:17AM on 12/16/2015
Have to agree with Baronweazle on this. Come on!!!! Star Wars is back!!!! Time to engage your imaginations!!!!! Show us how big this universe is!!! Be bold not safe!
Have to agree with Baronweazle on this. Come on!!!! Star Wars is back!!!! Time to engage your imaginations!!!!! Show us how big this universe is!!! Be bold not safe!
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6:47AM on 12/16/2015

Why?!

The Star Wars Spin offs still baffle me so far. Such a rich world, but all they seem to be doing is producing more unnecessary prequels about characters or stories we already know. Why not make a movie set in the Star Wars universe featuring all new characters and an all new plot? Seems way more interesting to me than young han solo ( who inevitably will not live up to Harrison Ford) or a group of rebels stealing death star plans, which we know they will succeed in.
The Star Wars Spin offs still baffle me so far. Such a rich world, but all they seem to be doing is producing more unnecessary prequels about characters or stories we already know. Why not make a movie set in the Star Wars universe featuring all new characters and an all new plot? Seems way more interesting to me than young han solo ( who inevitably will not live up to Harrison Ford) or a group of rebels stealing death star plans, which we know they will succeed in.
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10:39AM on 12/16/2015
Very good point! If they're going to tell stories from prior to Episode 7, then why not make up new/interesting stories that happen between Episode 6 and 7? They don't have to tell the story of anyone in the new trilogy. They can just be used to show the audience how the galaxy got from Return of the Jedi to The Force Awakens.

Or at the very least, just start telling random one off stories set in the timeframe of the new trilogy. Lucasfilm has opened up this world to so many
Very good point! If they're going to tell stories from prior to Episode 7, then why not make up new/interesting stories that happen between Episode 6 and 7? They don't have to tell the story of anyone in the new trilogy. They can just be used to show the audience how the galaxy got from Return of the Jedi to The Force Awakens.

Or at the very least, just start telling random one off stories set in the timeframe of the new trilogy. Lucasfilm has opened up this world to so many possibilities to move it forward. Yet the anthologies seem to be holding us back to re-tread what's come before.

And I agree, whoever is cast as Han Solo is doomed by fanboy rage. No one will ever live up to Harrison Ford to embody that character.
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6:16AM on 12/16/2015
Chris Pine turned out to be a good young Shatner. It kinda worked.

Just saying, its not impossible.
Chris Pine turned out to be a good young Shatner. It kinda worked.

Just saying, its not impossible.
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2:25AM on 12/16/2015
We don't need a you Han Solo movie, we had three perfect ones already.
We don't need a you Han Solo movie, we had three perfect ones already.
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9:25PM on 12/15/2015

CGI a young Harrison Ford?

What if they CGI a young Harrison Ford? Look at how far we have come since Tron 2... Michael Douglas in Ant Man looked great.

Was Ant-Man a test of the tech for Disney?
What if they CGI a young Harrison Ford? Look at how far we have come since Tron 2... Michael Douglas in Ant Man looked great.

Was Ant-Man a test of the tech for Disney?
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8:47PM on 12/15/2015
Unknown is the way to go.
Unknown is the way to go.
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8:47PM on 12/15/2015
Unknown is the way to go.
Unknown is the way to go.
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7:22PM on 12/15/2015
How about they just use a CGI young Harrison Ford (like Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy)? Honestly, that seems better than several of the rumored actors for the part. And don't tell me it's too expensive. This is Star Wars and Disney, they can afford it.
How about they just use a CGI young Harrison Ford (like Jeff Bridges in Tron: Legacy)? Honestly, that seems better than several of the rumored actors for the part. And don't tell me it's too expensive. This is Star Wars and Disney, they can afford it.
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7:40PM on 12/15/2015
I think it's less that it's too expensive, and more that even top of the line CGI humans don't look that realistic. Sure, they look better than they used to, but they're still clearly fake.
I think it's less that it's too expensive, and more that even top of the line CGI humans don't look that realistic. Sure, they look better than they used to, but they're still clearly fake.
8:34PM on 12/15/2015
It's less about the expense and more that a CGI'ed Harrison Ford will take a gigantic crap in the Uncanny Valley, and nobody wants that.

If they're gonna do a solo Han Solo film, I'm fine with a recast.
It's less about the expense and more that a CGI'ed Harrison Ford will take a gigantic crap in the Uncanny Valley, and nobody wants that.

If they're gonna do a solo Han Solo film, I'm fine with a recast.
9:54PM on 12/15/2015
By the way, using a CGI Harrison Ford model still means they have to pay him for his likeness... Considering CG is really expensive, this idea would be ludicrously expensive. Plus at the end of the day, there's no way that would look remotely good and convincing.
By the way, using a CGI Harrison Ford model still means they have to pay him for his likeness... Considering CG is really expensive, this idea would be ludicrously expensive. Plus at the end of the day, there's no way that would look remotely good and convincing.
10:15PM on 12/15/2015
Ludicrous Speed!
Ludicrous Speed!
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