Friday, May 6, 2016

Comic Book News Headlines - New Han Solo Named

According to the NY Post, Han Solo front-runner Alden Ehrenreich, 26, has indeed landed the coveted Star Wars role in Disney and Lucasfilm's upcoming standalone film. The iconic role was originally played by Harrison Ford.

They were told by their Hollywood sources that Ehrenreich, who recently appeared in the Coen Brothers' Hail, Caesar!, has signed on to play Han Solo.

“Alden really impressed Disney and Lucasfilm execs with his screen tests," one of their sources added. "The deal is basically done.”

Since the report came out, several of the trades have verified the casting as well.

The Han Solo standalone film will take place, like Rogue One and the animated series Star Wars Rebels, in the time between Episodes 3 and 4, and will deal with how Han Solo became the smuggler with a roguish grin we met in A New Hope.

The film will be directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The LEGO Movie, 21 Jump Street), based on a screenplay written by Lawrence Kasdan (The Empire Strikes Back, The Force Awakens) and his son Jon.

Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo will be released on May 25, 2018.