Alden Ehrenreich A Front Runner To Play Young Han Solo

The casting process for the new Star Wars Han Solo film has been rife with speculation and rumor. It seems that finally, we are now gaining clarity as to who could be stepping into the iconic role. According to, Alden Ehrenreich has now emerged as the front-runner for the coveted role. It’s been widely reported that he was one of the three finalists for the role (the others being Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor) who screen tested for the role but apparently he gave an impressive performance. Are you excited about a stand-alone Han Solo Film? Is this the young Han Solo we’ve been looking for?

Han Solo

The Han Solo film, which Disney is slating for release on May 25th, 2018, will be directed The Lego Movie team of by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller. The picture will focus on Solo’s days before he linked up with the rebel alliance. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy is producing. Lawrence Kasdan is exec producing with Jason McGatlin.


Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
I'm a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and have been doing reviews for many years. My views on film are often heard in markets such as Atlanta, Houston, and satellite radio. My wife often tolerates my obsession for all things film related and two sons are at an age now where 'Trolls' is way cooler than dad. Follow me on twitter @mrsingleton.