Shortlist For Lead In ‘Han Solo’ Spin-Off Film Down To Final Actors

Han Solo

It looks like Disney & Lucasfilm might be close to finding their Han Solo for the upcoming spin-off film which will be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (21 Jump Street). The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the shorlist for the lead in the film hitting theaters in 2018 has come down to a few final actors which screen tested in London last week. The list includes Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age Of Extinction) and Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!). The outlet added that there might be more who tested for the role but being that it’s Star Wars, things are definitely being kept under wraps by tthe studio. Stay tuned for any further details and sound off with your thoughts on the news in the comments section below.

UPDATE: Justin Kroll of Variety has additionally added two more names stating that Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) and Blake Jenner (Glee) are in the mix for the role as well.

Source: THR

  • If these are the choices, I’d have to go Alden Erhenreich.

    I like Taron Egerton a lot, but dude is too short to be Han Solo. He’s Luke’s height.

    • Seb

      Egerton is taller than Ehrenreich though.

      • Is he??? Wow… In Hail Caesar, he appeared to be at least 5’10”.

        So that completely invalidates my point. Oops! :-)

  • jollybrah

    Taron Egerton is the man for this role. His role in Kingsmen confirmed that for me. But for the love of god don’t get that wooden stool Blake Jenner!

  • Steve Steve

    Jack O’Connell is absolutely perfect. He has a perfectly weathered appearance, and a presence that implies the right kind of arrogance for Han Solo.

    Edgerton is too famous, Reynor is too bright-eyed, Ehrenreich could be very good, Jenner is fine, but is a Television caliber guy.

  • Carl

    I liked Taron Egerton in Kingsman but what does he sound like without the accent?

  • Ben Kabak

    Love them doing trial balloons.