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The List of Contenders to Play Young Han Solo Currently Includes Everyone


If you're 16-34, have appeared in at least one above the line television program or major motion picture, congratulations! You are on the list of people being considered to play Han Solo in the upcoming Phil Lord/Chris Miller Han Solo Prequel. Since our readership is comprised exclusively of people not in that category, it looks like we'll all just have to get 'em next time, tigers. 

According to the Hollywood Reporter (link below), over 2500 actors have been seen or put on tape for consideration to play the legendary rogue who has only been portrayed on screen in live action form by Harrison Ford—it's unbelievable the qualifiers you have to put on such statements. That means just about every single actor you can think of who'd be young enough to play young Han Solo has been seen by now. Thankfully, there's plenty of time between now and May 25, 2018 when this film is being released. Wait? There's a release date but there's no lead actor yet? 

The top-secret Solo project, with a script by Lawrence and Jon Kasdan, is slyly working under the code name "Red Cup," a reference to the college party staple manufactured by, yep, the Solo Cup Corp. But with every agency sending clients between the ages of 18 and 32 in to read for the part, names are beginning to surface.

Those names include Dave Franco (nope), Miles Teller (fuck you), Tom Felton (no more franchises for you Draco), Ansel Elgort (gesundheit), Chandler Riggs (you can't play Han Solo, Coral), and Ed Westwick (since when is Han Solo an entitled prick with permanent "who farted" face?). None of these schmohawks are going to be cast, and it'll likely be that guy who played young Harrison Ford in a movie I'm embarrassed to say I've seen called Age of Adaline. This guy...

Cast him, job's done, spend the next two years working on that script, then shoot that motherfucker. Easy, peazy, lemon squeezy.

Via Hollywood Reporter

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