With the new Han Solo movie on the horizon, finding a young actor to play the role of the young smuggler in Disney’s announced Star Wars spin-off is becoming the talk of the Star Wars universe.
More than 2,000 actors reportedly met with Disney and Lucasfilm for the role, and while that number hasn’t been officially confirmed, two actors up for the role discuss rumors about playing the swashbuckling hero.
Taron Egerton talked about the possibility of playing a younger version of Han Solo in a new “Star Wars” film In a recent appearance on “The Jonathan Ross Show,” a late night show in the U.K.. Egerton was asked if he was playing the young version of the character Harrison Ford made famous.
“I’ve heard this rumor, yes. I mean, I’ve seen the stuff on the Internet, and I think any lad of my age would kill to play a part like that,” he said. “It’s very, very flattering. I have no idea if there’s any truth in it, but I mean, Lucasfilm, Disney, if there is, then you know where I am.”
Watch Egerton’s answer below:
Earlier this year, MTV NEWS caught up with Jack Reynor (“Sing Street”) another actor rumored to be on the shortlist and was asked about the Han Solo rumor.
“We’re talking about Harrison Ford. He’s no chump,” Reynor said. “You can’t do an imitation. You can’t try and just emulate what that is. It’s got to be something new. It’s also got to be something that the audience is going to respond to.”
That being said, getting the opportunity to play the coolest guy in the galaxy, and drive the Millennium Falcon, “would be kind of an incredible gig to get,” Reynor added.
Fast forward to a few days ago when JOE.IE sat down with Jack Reynor and asked him about the very exciting Star Wars Han Solo rumours.
“We’ll see what happens with that,” Reynor said. “Obviously, that’s a more coveted role. That would be an amazing thing to do for any actor. I’d love to be a part it. If I get a chance to do that movie you can bet your bottom dollar I’m going to be doing it. We’ll see where the dice fall,” Reynor added.
There really isn’t much to hang your hat on in these interviews but we seems to be getting closer to finding our young Han Solo.
Still with all the actors rumored to play the young Solo there was one other actor who hadn’t seen the original trilogy until a few months before his audition.
On a recent happysadconfused podcast , Miles Teller said he only watched the films because he thought
“I should check this out” before auditioning to play the fan favourite. “I had never even seen any of the original Star Wars movies until maybe a month or a couple weeks before my first audition because I was like, ‘I should check this out’” Teller said. “It holds up. I just love Harrison Ford. I think that’s a great character. I love his brand, I mean so many guys would’ve played that part so wrong and he has humor at the right times. Harrison Ford is a very big actor, when you see the facial expressions and the things he does he goes big, but he’s just always the coolest guy in the room and he’s got all of those great qualities.” Teller added.
Regardless of who gets the role the untitled young Han Solo film is scheduled to hit theaters May 25, 2018.