STAR WARS Spin-off Tests Over 2,500 Actors For Young Han Solo Role

In an effort to find their young Han-Solo for their prequel Star Wars spin-off, Disney has tested a staggering, 2,500 actors. Some of the names on the list are fan favorites, like, Colton Haynes and Aaron Taylor-Johnson; but there's still a chance that an unknown could win the role.

It would be hard to classify Harrison Ford's turn as Han Solo in 1977's Star Wars as anything other than iconic.  Which means that the young actor picked to carry the prequel, young Han Solo spin-off film will have pretty big shoes to fill, to say the least.  Of course all parties involved are well aware of the pressure and scrutiny that awaits and an exhaustive search is underway to find the perfect candidate.  Case in point, over 2,500 actors have tested for the role.  Some of the names on the list include:
  • Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Avengers: Age of Ultron, Godzilla)
  • Ansel Elgort (Divergent, The Fault In Our Stars)
  • Dave Franco (21 Jump Street, Neighbors)
  • Miles Teller (Whiplash, Fantastic Four)
  • Nick Robinson (Jurassic World)
  • Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead)
  • Hunter Parrish (Weeds)
  • Rami Malek (Mr. Robot, Short Term 12)
  • Landon Liboiron (Hemlock Grove)
  • Ed Westwick (Gossip Girl)
  • Tom Felton (Harry Potter)
  • Joshua Sasse (Galavant)
  • Colton Haynes (Arrow)
  • Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction)
  • Max Thieriot (Jumper, Bates Motel)

Of course, with 2,500 actors testing there's bound to be a few more familiar names on the list. Garret Hendlund (Tron: legacy) and Taron Egerton (Kingsman: Secret Service) were early fan favorites.  While they aren't specificaly mentioned there's nothing to say that they aren't also in the running.  

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing the film which currently has a  May 25, 2018 release date.   Lawrence and Jon Kasdan penned the script.  Shooting is expected to begin January 2017.  The current working title for the feature is 'Red Cup' (Solo is the company who manufactures the plastic red cups present at every family picnic).    
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