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 Stars‘ Ansel 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.
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