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‘Star Wars’ Han Solo Spinoff Narrows List of Actors

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Miles Teller, Dave Franco and Logan Lerman are reportedly among the dozen names on the shortlist for Disney’s Han Solo “Star Wars” spinoff.

According to Variety‘s unnamed sources, they’re joined by the likes of Ansel Elgort, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Emory Cohen and Blake Jenner. That’s whittled way down from the more than 2,500 young actors who were said to be vying to don Harrison Ford’s iconic vest.

The website reports non-disclosure agreements and test deals are being hammered out, but Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are expected to begin testing the actors soon. Variety contends there’s a chance a young Han Solo could have a cameo in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” but considering its December release, that would seem to place a rapidly ticking clock on the casting process.

Earlier reports suggested Kennedy & Co. are targeting an actor in his early to mid-20s for the film, set about 10 years before the events of “Star Wars: A New Hope.” Of those named, Eastwood (29) and Franco (30) are the oldest; Elgort is the youngest at 21.

Written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan, the untitled movie opens May 25, 2018.

Comments

  • the_Hold_Steady

    Miles Teller? Bwah hah hah

  • NoFace

    Gross. No to all of them

  • Arrowverse

    Lets be honest, the best choice here is Lerman. He’s proven himself as an actor, looks the part, and has played this role in most of his accomplished works.

  • Hanuman Henson

    Just a whole pile of nope!

  • jrau18

    Miles Teller! Just to watch these kids lose their freaking minds.

  • Kidstellar

    Logan Lerman would be perfect he should have been as Peter Parker

  • Michael Singleton

    Lord, God, please not Miles Teller.

  • anonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    Poor Logan won’t get it. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride with that poor guy.

  • HORSEFLESH

    At around 5′ 9″ Lerman is a little short for Ford’s 6′ 1″ Solo.

  • Guest

    all poor choices.

  • Michael M

    Having an Eastwood play Han Solo would just be all kinds of cool.

  • Tim Clark

    Scott Eastwood, because he definitely can pull off the outlaw persona like his dad!

  • ASFan

    Lerman has no swagger. Remember that Three Musketeers crap from a few years ago? That was the last movie he did where he’s had to demonstrate such behavior.

  • Spyder

    Call me old fashion but shouldn’t the actor choosen for young Han Solo, oh I don’t know, look anything remotely like Han Solo.

  • red vector

    Not a fan of prequel stories and a prequel story about a character that’s been killed off is just an epic fail.

  • Convoy

    No. Chris Pine and young William Shatner don’t look alike, and Pine pulled off playing Kirk.

  • anonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

    Yeah why do they need to look like Harrison Ford? They should pick the best actor, not the one who looks like him the most.

  • Call Me Carlos the Dwarf

    Gotta go with Teller. Sure FF sucked, but he’s 6′, looks the part and he’s got the chops to pull it off.

  • rico43

    Wait … awww. You mean?

    Just kidding.

  • http://www.ronearl.com/ Ron Earl Phillips

    Anyone under 6′ scratch them. Only one of the list that feels right is Jack Reynor.

  • rico43

    Just get Henry Cavill, so he can say he played Han Solo and his great-great grandson, Napoleon.

  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    yeah Lerman is an awful choice. Terrible actor.

  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    Scott Eastwood would be an awesome choice. I think given the right opportunity he could really shine.

  • ASFan

    I think we need to stop shoehorning this guy into contention for every single blockbuster hero icon. He’s a young actor so people want to ensure he has a future, and he’s given a couple strong performances in some movies, but those performances aren’t necessarily suggestive he can pull off blockbuster hero types. And I think the Percy Jackson movies and that Three Musketeers movie he did are suggestive that he can’t.

  • Flocea Io

    Scott Eastwood is not an actor (sarcasm). he’s just a clint eastwood’s son.

  • HORSEFLESH

    That’s still 3 inches more than you.

  • Spyder

    Little different when you’re rebooting the universe.

  • Chicken McPhee

    Why not this guy? He’s NAILING IT.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bba_wPdLxp4

  • Jyron Raz

    WHERE IS CHRIS PRATT

  • DTron

    Eastwood looks too old and nothing like Ford, plus I’m guessing he can’t really act. Idk, Logan Lerman is probably the closest looks-wise, but I actually think Garett Hedlund would nail the persona. Get at me.

  • Yakushiji Tenzen

    ok…uh…what?

  • Kriss_Kringle

    Lerman can’t reproduce Han Solo’s confidence,looks nothing like him and is too short.

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  • Grimace

    What happened to Anthony Ingruber? The guy who actually LOOKS like Harrison Ford and can do his mannerisms and speech? Miles Teller? Are you freakin’ kidding me? Ol’ busted nose?

  • Brendan Rowland

    Where is Anthony Ingruber he looks and acts like Han Solo and he with in the age. If the film come out and the actor does not look or act like Han Solo from SW: A New Hope. What the point in doing the film. Anthony Ingruber has acted as a new Harrison Ford in a film out last year he the man for the job.

  • HORSEFLESH

    “the rest of us” – how many are inside that crowded head of yours?

  • NoFace

    THANK YOU!!!!!

  • HORSEFLESH

    You seem to be an expert on the micro-peen. That is knowledge that can only be gleaned from personal experience.

    My commiserations on your being nature’s ‘eunuch’ – apparently great suffering is rewarded…eventually.

  • Johann Luna

    It should be JOHANN LUNA!!!!!!

  • TheRealJMac

    Yikes… ask Garrett Hedlund

  • HORSEFLESH

    The only thing that fell, was the foetal ballsack containing one scrote that you’ve been praying for since you passed the age when you should’ve reached puberty.

  • Willow

    Anthony Ingruber is the only person worthy of the role.

  • Trevor Jacobs

    Scott Eastwood is the only clear choice. Clearly looks like he could whip the other guys around easily. The others look too jokey. Well Scott Eastwood is not known as an actor BUT was Harrison Ford considered a real actor back when he started? Only real success Ford had was American Graffiti. Star Wars was what put him on the map plus he did that at age 34.

  • Pick the right one

    Take a look at Anthony Ingruber’s video… and compare it to the actual young Han Solo. No other choice in my opinion! :-)

    http://moviepilot.com/posts/3731815