Alden Ehrenreich Cast as New Han Solo
The upcoming Star Wars spin-off film starring the character Han Solo has cast Alden Ehrenreich in the titular role. The new Star Wars film will be released by Walt Disney in 2018.
Ehrenreich had been in the running for the Han Solo role, amongst others, for some time, testing and retesting. The list of potential candidates was eventually lowered down until they arrived at Ehrenreich. The casting deal is not set in stone yet but it is being finalized.
Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan wrote the script for the Han Solo Star Wars film and Phil Lord and Christopher Miller will direct the film.
Details on the plot of the Star Wars film are being kept secret but some information about the project is known:
it won’t quite be a typical origin story. Instead, the film is expected to follow Solo before he links up with the rebel alliance. Chewbacca will play a key role, and it’s entirely possible that young Han could cross paths with the bounty hunter known as Boba Fett.
There is also talk that Solo could make a cameo appearance in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story but at this point, that is just speculation.
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