Punch it, Chewie! Alden Ehrenreich has all but been confirmed as the role of young Han Solo in the upcoming movie! Which movie, you might ask? How about the Han Solo…um…solo movie! Yeah…they are making one of those! Okay, so joking aside there has been a ton of rumors swirling around the casting of young Han Solo. Alden Ehrenreich, Taron Egerton, and Jack Reynor were reported to be in the running in early April but now Deadline has clearly stated that Alden Ehrenreich will indeed be our famous smuggler. Alden Ehrenreich has had previous roles in Beautiful Creatures and Hail Caeser!
Currently called Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, the movie is currently in pre-production with Christopher Miller and Phil Lord of The Lego Movie fame. Some speculate that we may see Alden Ehrenreich make an appearance as a Young Han Solo during Rogue One. As far as we know, Han Solo will look to fill in the adventures of Han Solo before the events of Star Wars: A New Hope. I think that probably involves stone boxes filled with ghosts, temples where they remove the hearts from still living people, and hanging out with Sean Connery. Good times! Han Solo currently has a scheduled release date of May 25, 2018.