Bryan Singer On MAN OF STEEL; Endorses Nicholas Hoult As A Young Han Solo

Bryan Singer On MAN OF STEEL; Endorses Nicholas Hoult As A Young Han Solo

In yet another interview, the Superman Returns director gives his thoughts on Zack Snyder and his upcoming Supes reboot. He also discusses the whisperings (rumors?) that his Jack The Giant Slayer star Nicholas Hoult may play Han Solo in a Star Wars spin-off..

While once again discussing X-Men: Days Of Future Past (he doesn't reveal anything new) director Bryan Singer is asked, by Moviefone, about the possibility of his young Jack The Giant Slayer actor Nicholas Hoult playing a younger incarnation of Han Solo in one of the Star Wars spin-off movies. The site reckon they've seen "Hoult's name on some shortlists" for the role (we haven't) and ask Singer about it. Not only does the director like the idea, but he even came close to mentioning it to Hoult himself.

"I don't know anything, but I literally would not be surprised if something like that happened. I almost said something to Nick today about it, like, "You know, I wouldn't be surprised if you find yourself in one of those." But I have no idea, even though I'm working with Simon Kinberg every day and he is involved with that franchise, I have no information about that. It's just my own intuition."

As everyone here on CBM will know, Singer directed the first ill-fated Superman reboot, Superman Returns. The film is generally seen as a noble failure (and that might be generous to some), so what are Singer's thoughts on what fans will hope will be movie redemption for the big blue boy-scout, Zack Snyder's Man Of Steel? "Oh, very excited to see it. I love the trailer, and I think Zack Snyder is incredibly talented," says Singer. "It would have been strange for me if this was a few years ago; it would have been a little weird. But now there's so much distance from that world that I'm actually pumped to see it, genuinely. So I'm just looking forward to it."

For the full interview click on the link below.

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Jollem - 2/19/2013, 4:43 PM
love it. first, raimi doesn't have that "war" mentality, now singer

maybe people aren't thick, bull-headed apes after all :)
thorhulk77 - 2/19/2013, 5:00 PM
Lol agreed @ckal.
Hellsboy - 2/19/2013, 5:02 PM
NO! hoult should be terry mcginnis in a batman beyond film(if wrner bros ever got off their ass and did something creative)
shamo - 2/19/2013, 5:05 PM
Han Solo is generic.
Knightrider - 2/19/2013, 5:06 PM
Yeah, it is all well and good casting a 'good actor', but and this is a big one, they are going to struggle to find someone who has that natural charisma and suave that a young Harrison Ford had.

Not only that Ford was more of a Man's man, whereas most of these young actors today look like weak pretty boys.

So, I won't same it can't be done, but it'll be difficult to do a young Han Solo.
Knightrider - 2/19/2013, 5:07 PM
say* not same
AC1 - 2/19/2013, 5:10 PM
Nice to see humility among directors with regards to reboots of work they've contributed to.

I can't see Hoult as young Han Solo... I can't see anyone as young Han Solo. There's no point in making that movie - it's one of the more unnecessary Star Wars spin-offs. The Boba one sounds good though, and plausible too (if it's set between Episodes 5 and 6 as rumoured, they could show Han in carbonite, and anyone could physically play Boba since he's always masked and just bring back the voice-actor, and presumably he'd just interact with characters like Jabba and other bounty hunters - all aliens or masked too, no recognizably aged actors)
masterhater - 2/19/2013, 5:10 PM
Terrible idea! Holt would not be a good fit at all. Thanks again Bryan for being a moron!
batesmotel - 2/19/2013, 5:12 PM
Wow. He has more balls(in his mouth) than Raimi
marvelman64 - 2/19/2013, 5:26 PM
"It would have been strange for me if this was a few years ago; it would have been a little weird."

Gee you think?
sciencefriction - 2/19/2013, 5:27 PM
No, no way. What a joke.
desmond - 2/19/2013, 5:28 PM
josh harrtnet would be a good choice!!
CavEl - 2/19/2013, 5:29 PM
This guy nominates Hoult for everything, isn't he the same guy who said if he were to do Superman Returns again today he would've casted Hoult?

We get it, Singer, you like Hoult! Shut the hell up.

TheSuperguy - 2/19/2013, 5:37 PM
I think Josh Brolin would make a cool Han Solo
Pooh - 2/19/2013, 5:42 PM
@Knightrider, Right. Most of these young actors aren't a "man's man". They're pretty boys.
Warcam - 2/19/2013, 5:43 PM
We'll see how much of a 'Chatty Cathy' Singer is in a few weeks after JTGS flops.
StreetProdigy - 2/19/2013, 5:47 PM
Hate that kid, he looks weird.
J0RELLC00LJ - 2/19/2013, 5:52 PM
@Shamo- says the man with the most generic avatar on this site, what's next, a "rage screaming" Deadpool?
LP4 - 2/19/2013, 5:56 PM
[frick] you Singer
CaptainAmerica31 - 2/19/2013, 6:02 PM
Maybe his song but not a young Han solo, there is only one han solo, and That is Indiana jones
yinyangpalms - 2/19/2013, 6:04 PM
Is there some reason why he thinks JJ Abrams would give a damn about what Bryan Singer thinks?
2 X-Men films, Superman Returns, Valkyrie were all mediocre films that really achieved nothing but casting gays + lesbians.
RaleighAntrobus - 2/19/2013, 6:04 PM
[frick] Bryan Singer.
johnblake - 2/19/2013, 6:04 PM
ahhmynuts - 2/19/2013, 6:07 PM
wow guys he was ASKED if hoult would be a good solo; what else is he supposed to say?
CavEl - 2/19/2013, 6:11 PM
@ ahhmynuts - What he should've said was...

"I'm an asshole and I should have no say in anything superheroes because I ruined Superman and Cyclops, two of the greatest characters in comics".
ManofSteel23 - 2/19/2013, 6:11 PM
hell no
Warcam - 2/19/2013, 6:11 PM
Besides....Corey Feldman is the logical choice for Han Solo. Just ask him.
Dev - 2/19/2013, 6:16 PM
Zack Synder incredibly talented? o_O

Now I know he's sucking up to WB considering his next movie Jack the Giant Slayer is a WB film.
shamo - 2/19/2013, 6:27 PM
Singer > Nolan and Whedon
Carl - 2/19/2013, 6:28 PM
Jake, singer would know better than you would.
erth2drew - 2/19/2013, 6:33 PM
Ryan Gosling for han solo or josh brolin for sure not hoult
CavEl - 2/19/2013, 6:36 PM
@ Carl - Hoult was banging Jennifer Lawrence...

Pretty sure he ain't mo.
shamo - 2/19/2013, 6:38 PM
@Raleigh, speaking from experience eh?
Lego - 2/19/2013, 6:41 PM
burn in hell Singer
LikeAPhoenix - 2/19/2013, 6:45 PM
Singer works with really hot and gorgeous actors, whom he personally selects. I hope he doesn't resort to "Casting Couch" these young actors! LOL
OriginalGuardiansPlease - 2/19/2013, 6:49 PM
Singer failed but at least he didnt produce the worst live action superman movie...that would go to Superman 4 the quest for peace....

I would say he produced the 2nd worst as unlike most fans i actually enjoyed superman 3 but mostly because of the superman / clark kent fight
JayJayCAW - 2/19/2013, 7:08 PM
Bryan Singer: "I don't know anything"

FINALLY...he admits to it lol
Carl - 2/19/2013, 7:09 PM
John Travolta was allegedly banging his wife of 20 years.

Many actors greatest performances are for the media circus they live in.
Being married and having children in Hollywood does not make you straight in reality. ;)
Carl - 2/19/2013, 7:10 PM
[Image: john_travolta_kissing_guy.jpg]
Carl - 2/19/2013, 7:11 PM
Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, Will Smith, Waton Goggins, Al Pachino...
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