For several weeks, dozens and dozens of young actors have been auditioning for the role of Han Solo in the Han Solo Star Wars anthology movie which is set to be released in May 2018. The movie will tell the story of young Han Solo before the events of A New Hope. Now according to several websites like Deadline, Entertainment Weekly, Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as Han Solo for the movie.
First of all, congrats to Alden and welcome to the Star Wars universe!
Alden doesn’t really look like Harrison Ford and well the other actors rumored to have auditioned for the role didn’t look like Harrison either. I am not saying it’s a bad choice, some choices could have been way worse considering some of the names from the rumored list who had auditioned, at least visually, “there’s a little something that could make it as Han.” In first place, I don’t feel like I needed a young Han Solo anthology movie and seeing someone else plays Han Solo is a difficult idea for me to imagine, an Han Solo movie telling his story between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens would have been more interesting to me. However, according to Pablo Hidalgo the ideas of the anthology movies (except Rogue One) came from George Lucas himself so it’s interesting.
Alden Ehrenreich is without any doubt a very good actor, just watch Hail, Caesar and Beautiful Creatures and you will see his talent, you can also see him a little bit in Blue Jasmine so I’m confident he will do a great job for this movie, I’m sure of it.
What do you think of this choice for a young Han Solo ?