Before it was announced that Alden Ehrenreich would become Han Solo, many actors went through the audition process. Daredevil’s own Charlie Cox, believes that he auditioned for the coveted role.
“I had gone to an audition — one of those things that are super secretive and they don’t tell you, but I’m pretty sure it was for the Han Solo reboot— and halfway through it, the casting director stopped me and said, ‘Why aren’t you looking at me?’ I realized I had gotten into a habit of not making eye contact, because the only thing I had done for two years is play someone who is blind. I never got invited back, probably because they couldn’t figure out why I was acting like a complete idiot.”
Cox was amongst many actors going for the role including, Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor but in the end the Hail Caesar! star will be in the pilot seat of the Millennium Falcon.
This upcoming project will tell the story of a younger Han Solo and is being directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The events will be taking place before Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. The film will also feature Solo’s fateful copilot, Chewbacca along for the adventure.
Ehrenreich was discovered by Steven Spielberg at a Bat Mitzvah reception, and the legendary filmmaker saw the makings of a potential movie star. Ehrenreich has had the opportunity to work with big name directors such as Woody Allen for Blue Jasmine, and most recently with the Coen Brothers in Hail, Caesar!, in which his performance was widely considered the standout from critics. To add onto his resume, he will be next be seen in Warren Beatty’s currently untitled Howard Hughes movie.
The upcoming Han Solo Star Wars Story will be released on, May 25, 2018