Last month it was rumored that Hail, Caesar! star Alden Ehrenreich was the top choice to play Han Solo in the Star Wars spinoff film being developed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller. Well, the rumors were true, and the actor has officially been cast in the role!
Ehrenreich will be filling some pretty big shoes as the only Han Solo fans have ever known is Harrison Ford. It's going to be really strange seeing another actor portray this iconic character, but I think Ehrenreich is going to be great. I enjoyed his performance in Hail, Caesar! and I trust that Lucasfilm cast him because he's got what it takes to bring a younger version of Solo to life.
We don't know any plot details on the film yet, but we know that it is set before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope and that his pal Chewbacca will be included in the film. Production on the film isn't set to start until January of 2017, but apparently this version of Solo might make his first on-screen appearance in the form of a cameo in Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.
I'm happy that Ehrenreich got the part and can't wait to see him in the role! The Han Solo film is scheduled to be released on May 25th, 2018.