Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as Han Solo in the upcoming “Star Wars” spin-off.
According to The Wrap, Ehrenreich takes up the Solo mantle from Harrison Ford in the movie set for release on May 25, 2018.
There is also speculation that Ehrenreich may appear in “Rouge One” as Solo.
Given that Phill Lord and Christopher Miller are directing this movie and that Ehrenreich was a stand out in a comic role in the Cohen Brothers’ “Hail Ceaser!” this is a perfect fit. Lord and Miller, who previously did “The Lego Movie” and the “Jump Street” movies tackling “Star Wars” is something that I am looking forward to and adding Ehrenreich into the picture only adds to the anticipation.
Although, it is unfortunate that Taron Egerton will not be playing Solo. He would have also been a good fit and the guy I was hoping to see. Ehrenreich is still a good get, and because he does not have too much of a profile is probably the better choice.