We already know who we feel would be great as Han Solo, but find out on the flip who is possible going to be cast…
The list of potential leads has been getting smaller and smaller. The directors and studio Disney reportedly looked at thousands of young actors for the role, but it appears they’ve narrowed the shortlist to three potential Han Solo’s.
Harrison Ford is charming, charismatic, handsome, and suave, so who ever they pick he needs to embody all of Ford attributes. Which leads us to this, they’re in the home stretch, as a final shortlist has emerged. Among those still in the running are Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), Taron Egerton (Kingsman: The Secret Service), and Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!).
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news that Reynor, Egerton, and Ehrenreich all tested for the Han Solo role in London last weekend. Variety’s Justin Kroll adds that Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some!!) and Jack O’Connell (Unbroken) are in the mix as well.
Not surprisingly, the Han Solo casting process is shrouded in secrecy, so it’s possible there are additional names we don’t know about yet.
The men on the Han Solo shortlist have already beat out some stiff competition to get there. Last we heard, about a dozen actors had met with the directors, including Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Emory Cohen, and Logan Lerman in addition to the names above.
And those were the ones who emerged from an initial field of about 2,500 actors who auditioned or sent in tapes to become the next Han Solo, with ages and types ranging from The Walking Dead‘s Chandler Riggs to Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek.