Alden Ehrenreich to Play Han Solo in ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

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Disney and LucasFilm have found their new Han Solo.

“Hail, Caesar!” thesp Alden Ehrenreich has been tapped to star in the “Star Wars”-universe standalone movie revolving around Han Solo, sources tell Variety. Deadline Hollywood first reported that Ehrenreich was the frontrunner to land the role, and sources have now confirmed that he’s set to play the rebel smuggler, originally portrayed by Harrison Ford.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing with Kathleen Kennedy producing.

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No plot details have been revealed, other than that the film will be set prior to “Star Wars: A New Hope,” like the other standalone pic “Rogue One.” Production is not expected to begin until January. Sources told Variety earlier this year that the reason for the January start may be so that the character may cameo in “Rogue One,” giving the production time to shoot the scene that introduces the new Han Solo.

The film will bow on May 25, 2018. The latest movie in the blockbuster franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” opened in December.

While “Hail, Caesar!” was underwhelming at the box office, Ehrenreich was applauded by critics for his breakout performance. He is repped by CAA.

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  1. daniel says:

    No….just no. Why are they making this movie?

  2. Anthony Ingruber was solely born to take over from Harrison Ford. He is the incarnation of Indiana Jones and Han Solo. No one can do it like him.

    • Jason says:

      I was totally against the idea of another actor playing Han Solo. Then I saw Anthony Ingruber doing his Han Solo thing on YouTube… Amazing. He is a young Harridon Ford. Disney have totally missed a great opportunity here. Seriously, who is in charge.

  3. Dash Rander says:

    They didn´t give a chance to Anthony Ingruber so I don´t gonna give a chance to Disney with this movie. I´m not interested. Hoping Warcraft Saga fills the hole that Star Wars will left behind for some fans.

  4. Angry White Guy says:

    Why do we need a Han Solo spinoff? What’s next Chewbacca gets his own film? …Hollyweird sure does know how to f+ck things up huh?

  5. Rob McInnes says:

    Anthony Ingruber was the only real contender for this role – he has the looks, the voice, the mannerisms, and he has half a clue about the character and the franchise…

  6. IT--II--IT says:

    4 decades ON – – –and we’re STILL having this INTEL RUN plastic franchse slum
    inflicted on us ? ? ?

    BULLLLLLEH

  7. daniel says:

    Eh…

  8. Greggan says:

    Great choice.

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