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Disney Narrows Young Han Solo Search To Three Finalists

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The Hollywood Reporter has learned that the search for the lead in Disney’s upcoming “Han Solo” Star Wars anthology film has been narrowed down to three finalists: Alden Ehrenreich (“Hail, Caesar!”), Jack Reynor (“Transformers: Age of Extinction”) and Taron Egerton (“Kingsman: The Secret Service”). The information comes from multiple unnamed sources, who also clarify that there may still be a few more actors in contention for the role.

According to THR’s report, tests — posisbly either costume tests or screen tests — were conducted in London over the weekend and these three actors have emerged from a previous pack of ten as the lead contenders for the anthology film. Besides these three leading candidates, it’s been reported that Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort and Emory Cohen also tested for the coveted role.

“LEGO Movie” directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are attached to direct the Han Solo anthology film. Back in December it was reported that around 2,500 actors auditioned for the part of Han Solo. Of these three current leads, only Jack Reynor was on the previous shortlist of contenders that surfaced in January.

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

Comments

  • http://www.twitter.com/mosallah7 Momodou

    I think they’re gonna give it to Taron Egerton after coming off of such big Kingsman buzz and being the most recognizable, mainstream, face.

  • lfire1

    Jack Reynor is by far the best of them acting wise, and closest height wise. But the correct answer is NONE. This movie should not be made.

  • Geoff

    Alden Ehrenreich. Just saw Hail Caesar, and this guy is amazing. Easily the best part of that flick, plus he – as a 1940s singing cowboy no less – embodied a lot of what made Ford’s original portrayal so cool.

  • Geoff

    Alden Ehrenreich. Just saw Hail Caesar, and this guy is amazing. Easily the best part of that flick, plus he – as a 1940s singing cowboy no less – embodied a lot of what made Ford’s original portrayal so cool.

  • http://picklepuss57.tumblr.com/ Picklepuss Dill

    Where’s Anthony Ingruber?

  • LogicalLeopard

    Is it too late to vote none? Man, I’m not as attached to Han Solo as others, but…I’ve got a bad feeling about this. It just seems like a bad decision. If they have to pick one of them, I’d probably go with Taron Egerton, because he looks more like….well, none of them really look like him.

  • Schnitzey Pretzelpants

    Alden Ehrenreich. Would be my pick, because he’s the best actor of the bunch. He’s great in Hail, Caesar! He was good at not only playing the role, but he was great at playing depth – not to spoil Hail, Caesar! for anyone, but you initially think his character is dense as a post, but discover the truth is much more nuanced (and no, he’s not acting dumb as a ruse – he’s just initially out of his depth). You’re never going to find a perfect physical match for Ford. If they are smart, the film will make the young-Solo film about the character BECOMING the Solo of the episode IV, because otherwise whomever they pick will be forced into doing a Ford impersonation, and that’s just boring. Making it, in part, about him truly becoming the Solo we know, will give an actor something fresh to do. The same way that Pine, was freed from doing a Shatner impersonation (which would be a thankless role, no matter how much $$ was on the table).

  • https://vimeo.com/willemgrobler EyeGod

    Copy that. In fact, I don’t even know that I want to see this movie…

  • BrainSync

    Exactly, why not him the chance to audition in the first place?

  • LogicalLeopard

    Me neither. It may be great, and I’m not exactly picketing it. I just don’t think it needs to be made.

  • Jenny

    Taron!!!!

  • Paul Penna

    I haven’t seen ‘Hail, Caesar’ yet, but Alden Ehrenreich is a terrific actor. He had a brief but great part in ‘Stoker’ and he was the best part of ‘Beautiful Creatures’ (not my favorite movie, but he was my favorite thing about it).

    I think, unlike the other two, he has the right look for Han Solo.

    If they are going to pick any of these three, it should be him.

    I do think Taron Egerton is fantastic too, but I can’t see him as Han.

  • MovieBuff

    Egerton is the best actor of the bunch, but Alden Ehrenreich looks the most like Ford.

  • MovieBuff

    Egerton is the best actor of the bunch, but Ehrenreich looks the most like Ford and is best for the role IMO.

  • MovieBuff

    Agreed

  • http://www.twitter.com/mosallah7 Momodou

    True he looks the closest and is the closest to Harrison Ford in height.