Most of the talk we've heard about Chris Miller and Phil Lord's upcoming Star Wars spin-off has revolved around casting someone to play Han Solo. While it would be strange to contemplate a movie about Han Solo not involving Chewbacca in some way, we don't have to because Disney CEO Bob Iger recently confirmed that the film is indeed “an origin story about Han Solo and Chewie.“
According to Coming Soon (link below), the Lawrence and Jon Kasdan scripted film is still scheduled for release on May 25, 2018 release despite still not having a Han Solo—or frankly a list of viable contenders...
Although unconfirmed, it is likely that The Force Awakens‘ Joonas Suotamo will reprise the Chewbacca role for the new film. As to who might be playing Han, they jury is still out. Alleged candidates are said to include Emory Cohen (Brooklyn), Scott Eastwood (The Longest Ride), Ansel Elgort (The Fault in Our Stars), Dave Franco (21 Jump Street), Blake Jenner (Everybody Wants Some), Logan Lerman (Fury), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction) and Miles Teller (Whiplash).
Yeah, out of that list, Emory Cohen's the only one I'm pulling for. He was awesome in Brooklyn and The Place Beyond the Pines, and is the only one of those who even remotely combines Ford's charm and smarm.
Via Coming Soon