Alden Ehrenreich Cast As Han Solo

The day after May the Fourth (Be With You), it was revealed that Disney had finally picked the man who would be playing Star Wars‘ most (in)famous smuggler, Han Solo.  That man is none other than, relatively unknown, Alden Ehrenreich.

According to sources, Ehrenreich is currently in negotiations to play Solo.  He beats out Kingsman star Taron Egerton and all the other actors we reported were in the running.

The 26 year old, Ehrenreich, has starred in such films as Beautiful CreaturesBlue Jasmine, and more recently Hail, Caesar!.  

While the news may come as a bit of a head-scratcher, Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller have had him in the running since the beginning of the audition process.  Now, he may have all the talent in the world but it won’t stop Star Wars fans from scrutinizing the pick.  In fact, most already have.

However, fans need to have faith and give Ehrenreich a chance.  Disney is well known for giving roles of a lifetime to unknown actors.  Before The Force Awakens did anyone know Daisy Ridley or John Boyega?  Not really.  Ehrenreich is more seasoned than both of them.  He will never be Harrison Ford, but that doesn’t mean he won’t do a great job.  

There hasn’t been much else in terms of story or plotline yet but we’re sure that’s not too far behind.

The Untitled Han Solo Prequel is slated to hit theaters May 2018.

What do you think about the casting?