Apparently Lucasfilm has narrowed the short list for the forthcoming “Han Solo” movie.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, this list contains Alden Ehrenreich, Jack Reynor, and Taron Egerton. The list could also include some other names mentioned in an earlier report, but because of the secrecy around “Star Wars” projects, these other names could not be confirmed.
I liked Ehrenreich in “Hail Caesar!” he was one of the highlights of that movie. He stole every one of his scenes. He would be a decent choice to play Solo, but I do not believe that he would be the best option.
I believe that Egerton is the guy; he is the guy I was hoping they would get since they announced the project. I was a little concerned when his name was not on the initial list, but much like the case with this list, I guess the secrecy around the movie kept his name out of that report.
The role of Han Solo is clearly one of the most coveted for a young actor right now. I am sure that at least some of the names mentioned on the list that come out earlier are still in the running, as I am also sure that there are some who are no longer in the running.
In my opinion, between these three actors you cannot go wrong with either Egerton or Ehrenreich. Emory Cohen, one of the names from the earlier report, would also be a good casting choice. Frankly, how can Egerton not be the guy? Egerton is the first name that came to my mind when they announced this project, in “Kingsmen” he displays everything one needs to play Han Solo and to play Han Solo well.