2,500 Actors Want Young Han Solo Role
According to THR, 2500 actors are seeking the role of the young Han Solo in the Star Wars Anthology movie from Christopher Miller and Phil Lord.
Names mentioned include: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Tom Felton, Leo Howard, Logan Lerman, Jack Reynor, Max Thieriot, Miles Teller, Rami Malek, Colton Hayne, Landon Liboiron, Ed Westwick, Joshua Sasse, among many others, including Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul said to be rumored for the role.
According to the report, the Han Solo movie is set to begin filming January 2017, so the filmmakers have a lot of time to consider the actor to play the part, with it noted they are auditioning everyone.
The description for the role is said to: "at least a bit like a young Ford and can be funny and charming as well as handle the expected action scenes. A few young comedians have been asked to read."
The Han Solo screenplay is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan. The story focuses on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.
The Han Solo movie has a May 25, 2018 release date.