by: Jay Carlson – Editor-in-chief
After months of rumors about who might land the coveted role of Han Solo in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s upcoming Star Wars spinoff film, it looks like we finally have an answer.
According to Page Six, Hail Caesar’s Alden Ehrenreich has won the coveted role that nearly every young actor seemed to be vying for including Jack Reynor, Miles Teller, Taron Egerton, Ansel Elgort and Scott Eastwood.
I had the opportunity to ask Everybody Wants Some lead Blake Jenner about landing on the list when I spoke to him a couple months back and the conversation went as follows:
Blake Jenner: (laughs) NDA, man. I can’t really talk about that. I did make sweet love to a Wookie, though.
IR: To get in character?
BJ: Oh, I can’t talk about that (laughs)
I liked Ehrenreich quite a bit in Hail, Caesar (as well as Francis Ford Coppola’s Tetro) but his looks strike me as more of a young Marlon Brando than young Harrison Ford, he’s far from a terrible choice. He has a good sense of comedic timing, but it remains to be seen if he has the chops to be the charming rogue that Harrison Ford was.
Chris Miller teased the upcoming film yesterday with the following tweet.
— Chris Miller (@chrizmillr) May 4, 2016
Han Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to be released in 2018 after this year’s first Star Wars spinoff, Rogue One, and next year’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.