More than two months, actor Alden Ehrenreich after he was reportedly cast as young Han Solo, Lucasfilm. In London, at the #SWCE , Disney made it official today and introduced Alden Ehrenreich on screen as the new younger Han Solo.
The 26-year-old actor will star in the untitled 2018 “A Star Wars Story” film, directed by Chris Miller and Phil Lord. Production is expected to begin in January or February.
Appearing on the “Future Filmmakers” panel, Miller and Lord revealed that they auditioned 3,000 actors from across the globe to play the young Han Solo before making a decision on Ehrenreich.
Ehrenreich, who has appeared in Beautiful Creatures (2013) and Hail, Caesar! (2016) had been the first person to audition for the role. Alden performed multiple screen tests, some of which included scenes with Chewbacca and the Millennium Falcon.
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