Variety is reporting that Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, Jack Reynor, Scott Eastwood, Logan Lerman, Emory Cohen, and Blake Jenner are among the names of the actors on the short list of Lucasfilm’s upcoming Han Solo “Star Wars” anthology movie. Producer Kathleen Kennedy and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be testing the actors over the next few weeks, with the final casting following shortly after that. The currently untitled film is slated for release on May 25, 2018.
I am not the biggest fan of this shortlist because I do not know if I could buy any of these actors as Han Solo. Dave Franco is the only one I can see right now because he is the only one with the personality, the charisma, and the natural presence that Harrison Ford had in 1977. Although, my personal choice from this list would be Emory Cohen, who starred in “Brooklyn” this year and was fantastic in that movie, and like Ford in ’77 is still a relative unknown.
The most important thing that they need to look for in an actor to play the young Han Solo is someone will not do a Harrison Ford impression for two hours.