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Star Wars' Young Han Solo Casting Search Brings In Tons of Stars!

Star Wars' Young Han Solo Casting Search Brings In Tons of Stars!

The hunt to play a young Han Solo, the role originated by Harrison Ford in the original Star Wars films, has heated up and apparently about 2,500 actors have met with or put themselves on tape to star in the new films.

There is plenty of time to make the choice, as the next Star Wars film will not begin shooting until January 2017 for a May 25, 2018 release date.

Dave Franco, 30, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, 25, Miles Teller, 28, Jurassic World‘s Nick Robinson, 20, Harry Potter‘s Tom Felton, 28, Gossip Girl‘s Ed Westwick, 28, and The Fault in Our StarsAnsel Elgort, 21, are all on the list of guys who have auditioned.

THR, who revealed just a small portion of the list, notes that the efforts to get a well known actor for the role of young Han are different than J.J. Abrams‘ casting choices for Star Wars: The Force Awakes. J.J. chose relative newcomers Daisy Ridley and John Boyega for his leading roles.

Click inside for more names of actors who have auditioned to play a young Han Solo…

Transformers: Age of Extinction‘s Jack Reynor, 23
Teen Wolf‘s Colton Haynes, 27
Bates Motel‘s Max Thieriot, 27
Fury‘s Logan Lerman, 23
Galavant‘s Joshua Sasse, 27
Hemlock Grove‘s Landon Liboiron, 23
The Walking Dead‘s Chandler Riggs, 16
WeedsHunter Parrish, 28
Mr. Robot‘s Rami Malek, 34
Kickin’ It’s Leo Howard, 18
The Purge‘s Tony Oller, 24

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  • bbm

    none of these plssssssssss

  • PrettyRecklessFairytale

    I think Ansel looks the most like Harrison Ford but he lacks the swagger. Tom Felton has a little bit of danger going for him. But he doesn’t quite look right to me. Of the ones listed I’d actually pick Ed Westwick. I think he can do snarky swagger and he has enough of a resemblance for it to work.

  • Jill

    Ed Westwick would be my pick for the role! He can play many diverse roles and would
    be excellent for the part!

  • VV

    Love Ed Westwick. He’d be amazing imo!!!!

  • Mrs.K

    My eyes immediately went to Ed Westwick too! Perfect for
    Han Solo!!! He is a brilliant actor.

  • Lola

    How about none. Please do not recast another iconic movie character.

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  • Brittney

    Ed Westwick most definitely. Its clear he is an exceptional actor. He really does each and ever character handed to him its justice. Plus he looks the part so well. I hope to see him in the front lining for this part. He’s serious about his work too and loves it also.

  • leelowingo

    Anthony Ingruber plz!

  • magdalena maizon

    Colton Haynes, please God!

  • Maria