You would think Disney could have announced this news a couple of days ago on May Fourth. What a missed opportunity… I kid. But in all seriousness, reports are coming in that the studio has locked in on who will next portray our handsome smuggler. Alden Ehrenreich has landed the role of young Han Solo.
Ehrenreich is perhaps most noticeable as the co-star to George Clooney in this year’s Hail, Caesar!. Disney didn’t want to go with anyone too well known as young Han Solo, and Ehrenreich’s current star status should fit well into that mold. Alden is currently 26 years old, while Han Solo is 29 in A New Hope. So it’ll be curious to see exactly where Disney lands this movie timeline wise in the grand scheme of things.
The yet to be officially titled Star Wars Han Solo anthology film was written by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan. Phil Lord and Chris Miller are set to direct. It’s currently scheduled for release on May 25th, 2018. We should be getting more details here soon.