Young Han Solo Hopefuls Whittled Down To Five Actors


Between them, The Hollywood Reporter and Variety’s Justin Kroll have revealed the short list of candidates to play the young Han Solo in the upcoming Star Wars standalone spin-off film. They have been whittled down from over 2,5oo actors who auditioned or provided audition tapes.

So the shortlist includes Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken).

There are rumours that the successful actor will actually debut with a cameo in Star Wars: Rogue One which will be released in December this year.

The Han Solo movie will be directed by The LEGO Movie helmers Phil Lord and Chris Miller from a screenplay written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan . It is currently set for release in May 2018.


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