During an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Midsommar star Jack Reynor opened up about losing the Star Wars role of Han Solo to Alden Ehrenreich.
The second Star Wars anthology film centered on the adventures of a young Han Solo, years before he crossed paths with Luke Skywalker and Leia Organa in the first installment of the original trilogy. A reported 2,500 actors sought the coveted role of Han Solo and Jack Reynor was among the top three possible contenders for the part before Aldren Ehrenreich was eventually cast as the rogue pilot.
After detailing the lengthy process of being considered for a role in both Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Solo, Jack Reynor reflected on how exciting it would have been to play Han Solo, though he did commend Alden Ehrenreich for his performance:
“It was interesting, and I think it would’ve been exciting to do the Han Solo movie. Who wouldn’t have wanted to play that character? Ultimately, it wasn’t to be for me, but I did watch the film and not only did Alden Ehrenreich do a really great job, it was my favorite of all the Star Wars movies that have come out recently.”
Of course, Solo: A Star Wars Story underperformed at the box office and received mostly lukewarm reviews, but Jack Reynor noted he still would have accepted the part of Han Solo even if he knew the outcome. “If it had worked out and I got the film, I would’ve done it, 100 percent, even knowing how it was received,” Jack Reynor stated.
Do you think Jack Reynor would have made a great Han Solo or was Alden Ehrenreich the right choice to play the beloved Star Wars character? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!
Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of daring escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set the course of one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.
Directed by Ron Howard from a script written by Lawrence Kasdan and son Jon Kasdan, the film stars Alden Ehrenreich, Woody Harrelson, Emilia Clarke, Donald Glover, Thandie Newton, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Joonas Suotamo, Paul Bettany and Ian Kenny.
Solo: A Star Wars Story is now available on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter