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Thousands auditioning for Han Solo, including Miles Teller and Dave Franco

12.02.2015

When you were younger and off playing Star Wars, chances are that there was at least one instance when you pretended that you were that scruffy looking nerf herder, Han Solo. With Chris Miller and Phil Lord's upcoming Star Wars Anthology film centering around a young Han Solo, many young actors are vying for the chance to play everyone's favourite scoundrel for real. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy had previously said that Han Solo would "probably [be] in the high teens, low 20s” in the new film and THR's latest report seems to indicate that they are casting quite a large net in their search for the perfect Han Solo.

Audtions are getting underway and according to THR's sources, more than 2500 actors have either met for the project or put themselves on tape for the role of Han Solo. Among the actors who have auditioned are Miles Teller (WHIPLASH), Dave Franco (21 JUMP STREET), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (GODZILLA), Nick Robinson (JURASSIC WORLD), Logan Lerman (FURY), Ansel Elgort (THE FAULT IN OUR STARS), Jack Reynor (TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION), Tony Oller (THE PURGE), Tom Felton (HARRY POTTER), Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead), Rami Malek (Mr. Robot), Hunter Parrish (Weeds), Max Thieriot (Bates Motel), Colton Haynes (Teen Wolf), Joshua Sasse (Galavant), Leo Howard (Kickin' It), Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove), Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl), and so many others. In short, they're seeing everyone they possibly can and it doesn't matter if you're a superstar or a complete unknown.

The casting department is on the lookout for someone who at least looks a bit like a young Harrison Ford, but can also be humorous and charming and have the physical capacity to handle the action scenes. With the as-yet-untitled Han Solo film not set to begin shooting until early 2017 for a May 25, 2018 release, they still have quite a lot of time to make their choice.

Who would you like to see as a young Han Solo?

Source: THR

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