Harry Styles Nearly Played Young Han Solo In Star Wars
He was 'high up' in the list of stars to play the iconic character.
Harry Styles is DOMINATING at the moment. New single owning the airwaves, first movie, Dunkirk, about to drop in the cinema… things are going pretty well for our boy. But apparently, things could have been even more stratospheric, as Disney were apparently keen to cast him as a young Han Solo in the next Star Wars spin-off.
According to the tabloid rumour mill, Styles was “high up” on the studio’s list of potential stars to play the young version of Harrison Ford’s classic character. The role eventually went to Alden Ehrenreich, but apparently the former 1D star was seriously considered as a potential option.
Harry’s burgeoning solo career was mooted as one potential reason why the casting didn’t happen, although the fact that Chris Nolan’s Dunkirk will be his very first acting gig might also have had something to do with it. Still, don’t be surprised if Disney ropes him in for a Star Wars cameo somewhere down the track…
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In the meantime, we can look forward to seeing Styles in all his short-haired glory when Dunkirk lands in UK cinemas on 21 July 2017.
- By George Wales @GeorgeWales85
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