Young Han Solo Casting Down To 12 Actors

Disney and Lucasfilm have looked at thousands of actors for the role of young Han Solo, today Variety is reporting that list is down to 12 men.

The rumor mill initially reported that Disney was looking for a teenage Solo, but the list of actors lends to a 20 to 25-year-old smuggler.

According to Variety, Kathleen Kennedy and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will begin testing the group that includes Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, and Blake Jenner.

A casting announcement is expected in next few weeks as it appears that Disney would like the actor to make a cameo in Star Wars: Rogue One.

Rogue One

Star Wars: Rogue One is directed by Gareth Edwards, and stars Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Ben Mendelsohn, Donnie Yen (IP Man), Jiang Wen, Forest Whitaker, Mads Mikkelsen of Hannibal fame, Alan Tudyk (as a motion capture character), and Riz Ahmed.

Rogue One tells the story of resistance fighters who have united to steal plans to the dreaded Death Star.

The film will be in theaters on December 16, 2016.

The untitled young Han Solo film is set for release on May 25, 2018.

Matthew Sardo
Matthew Sardo
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