Alden Ehrenreich Could Be Your New Han Solo!
Here's everything you need to know about Alden.
Star Wars Day may have been and gone, but there’s a late treat for fans of the galaxy far, far away, as the search appears to be over for the young Han Solo!
According to reports, Harrison Ford will be handing over his blaster to none other than Hail, Caesar star Alden Ehrenreich, who will be playing the swashbuckling space pirate in the second Star Wars spin-off after Rogue One.
Plot details are super secret at this stage, but rumour has it the new film will follow Han’s fast-shooting adventures before his exploits with the Rebel Alliance.
In terms of other old faves, word is that Boba Fett might pop up somewhere along the way, while we’d be sorely disappointed if Han’s BFF Chewbacca was nowhere to be seen.
After a lengthy search, the star reportedly beat thousands of hopefuls to the role, with the likes of Jack Reynor and Taron Egerton having been in contention. It’s been suggested that we might get an early peek at Ehrenreich in a Rogue One cameo, so we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled when that film drops at the end of the year.
LEGO Movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller are at the helm of the new spin-off, with filming set to kick off in January ahead of a December 2018 release.
- By George Wales