Meet The New Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich

Meet The New Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich

It’s finally confirmed — Alden Ehrenreich is indeed the new Han Solo, and will star in Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s solo Solo film. Apparently, Ehrenreich was literally the first person to audition for the role out of more than 3,000 actors. He also screentested in the Millennium Falcon and with Chewbacca, too.

AP Photo/Matt Sayles.

Filming begins in either late January or early February 2017.

That’s A NewHope-era Han-length hair, I do believe. And here’s Ehrenreich in a silly cowboy hat:

Meet The New Han Solo, Alden Ehrenreich


  • How dare they recast him. Harrison Ford as Han Solo was just a really important part of my childhood.

  • A young Han Solo movie seems like the least necessary Star Wars spinoff but it’s not like I won’t watch it. I’m sure he’ll do fine.

    • Aren’t you at least a bit interested in how he managed to make the Kessel Run in less than 12 parsecs?

        • This was explained in the EU. The Kessel Run is not a race but a dangerous smugglers route. The smaller the distance traveled, the closer the smuggler came to a black hole. Han in the Falcon flew the route in 12 parsecs, the closest anyone has ever come to the black hole.

          (This was obviously a retcon, and yeah I know the EU isn’t canon anymore but it still sits firmly in my head canon hahaha. We all know Lucas screwed up when he wrote that)

          • It also doesn’t explain why people who lived a long time ago in a galaxy far far away are using a measurement system derived from the distance between the Earth and the Sun …

          • “I have a question! Why is it that we all speak in British accents, when we’re from outer space where there is no Britain?”

  • i doubt George Lucas had rehashes and remakes in mind when he sold the franchise. at least we got original material with the prequels. Disney seem to just want to remake the original trilogy over and over again.

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