Han Solo Shortlist Revealed

Harrison Ford

Disney and Lucasfilm have settled on a shortlist of actors who are in contention to play the young Han Solo in the upcoming untitled Star Wars spin-off.

Those on the list now include the following: Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen and Blake Jenner. Producer Kathleen Kennedy and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will begin testing the new group culled from the initial report of 2,500 with a decision expected in the next couple of weeks.

The screenplay for the untitled Han Solo spin-off is written by Lawrence Kasdan and Jon Kasdan and will focus on how young Han Solo became the smuggler, thief, and scoundrel whom Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi first encountered in the cantina at Mos Eisley.

Sources suggest an early decision has more to do with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (arrives in theaters December 16th, 2016) in which the young Solo could have a small cameo (a la Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War) ahead of his own standalone film, which is expected to arrive in theaters on May 25, 2018.

Untitled Star Wars Spin-Off

How about just CGI the whole thing Disney? I vote for a young Harrison Ford.

Source: Variety