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Alden Ehrenreich Officially Introduced as Young Han Solo!

Alden Ehrenreich poses for photos at the Star Wars Celebration held at ExCel on Sunday (July 17) in London, England.

The 26-year-old actor was officially introduced to fans as young Han Solo at the event and he was joined by Star Wars: The Force Awakens actor John Boyega on stage.

Also in attendance at the panel were stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, as well as Star Wars: Episode VIII director Rian Johnson, and Han Solo spinoff movie directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

“I read the sides and I loved them. I auditioned for six months. The coolest part was I went on the Falcon for a chemistry test with Chewbacca. It was unbelievable. It was more exciting than nerve-racking,” Alden said (via Variety). It was revealed that he was the first actor to audition for the role!

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'Pacific Rim 2' Starring John Boyega Gets a Release Date!

Pacific Rim 2 is in the works and the film was just given a release date of February 23, 2018!

The movie will star John Boyega, the breakout actor of the hit film Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He will be playing the son of Idris Elba‘s character from the first movie.

Pacific Rim hit theaters in 2013 and it starred Charlie Hunnam and was directed by Guillermo Del Toro. The movie racked up $411 million at the worldwide box office.

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John Boyega Lands Lead in 'Pacific Rim' Sequel!

John Boyega has just landed the leading role in the second installment of the Pacific Rim franchise!

The 24-year-old actor will portray the son of Idris Elba, who played the role of Stacker Pentecost in the 2013 film.

“I am very proud and happy to welcome John into a fantastic sandbox. The Pacific Rim universe will be reinforced with him as a leading man as it continues to be a multicultural, multi-layered world. ‘The World saving the world’ was our goal and I couldn’t think of a better man for the job,” the director of the first film, Guillermo del Toro, said in a statement (via Deadline).

Daisy Ridley & John Boyega Revisit 'Star Wars' Auditions in 'SNL' Bonus Video - Watch!

Daisy Ridley and John Boyega recreate their Star Wars auditions in a new bonus video from Saturday Night Live released on Tuesday (May 31).

The Force Awakens co-stars join the cast of SNL and stars including Matthew McConaughey, Emma Stone and Jon Hamm in the parody video.

The clip features spoof auditions like Shia LeBeouf doing a live reaction to his own audition tape, the Black Eyed Peas auditioning to be the Cantina band and Vanessa Bayer pretending to be Jennifer Lawrence as she face plants during her monologue.

Watch the funny bonus clip below!


‘SNL’ Bonus: ‘Star Wars’ Auditions

John Boyega Wants to Use His Old Movies as Punishment for His Kids

John Boyega heads out for some shopping on Wednesday (May 18) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 24-year-old Force Awakens star took to Twitter the day before to reveal his plan of using his old movie Attack the Block as a discipline tactic for his future kids.

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“Thinking of new ways to punish my future kids after their wrong doings. I say lock them in the loop room,” John wrote. “Room with tv playing attack the block continuously.”

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John Boyega Celebrates 'Star Wars Day' with Funny Storm Trooper Video!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens leads John Boyega and Daisy Ridley are celebrating May 4th, aka Star Wars Day!

“May the Fourth be with you,” which is a play on the famous Star Wars phrase, “May the force be with you,” has become popular over the years, and the two young actors posted on Instagram to commemorate the day.

“Happy Star Wars day #Thereisareasonilefttheseguys,” John captioned a funny video. Watch below!

Meanwhile, Daisy posted some photos, including one of Rey captioned, “HAPPY STAR WARS DAY Y’ALL!!!”

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Prince William & Prince Harry Have Lightsaber Fight, Meet 'Star Wars' Cast & Characters!

Prince William and Prince Harry engaged in a playful light saber fight on the set of Star Wars on Tuesday (April 19) at Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, England.

The royal brothers got to meet Chewbacca, BB-8, and the stars of the film including John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, and original Luke Skywalker Mark Hamill.

The princes also got to meet the creative team behind the franchise fan-favorite films.

Star Wars: Episode VIII, which will hit theaters on December 15, 2017, is currently filming at the studios.

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