Disney Narrows Down Shortlist For STAR WARS Han Solo Spin-off To 8 Actors

Disney Narrows Down Shortlist For STAR WARS Han Solo Spin-off To 8 Actors

The shortlist to play a young Han Solo in Disney's prequel Star Wars shortlist has been severely narrowed down from the initial report of 2,500 to 8. Did your personal fan favorite make Disney's list? Continue on to find out the actors in the running.


The official shortlist to play a young Han Solo in Disney's prequel Star Wars film includes:
  • Miles Teller
  • Ansel Elgort
  • Dave Franco
  • Jack Reynor
  • Scott Eastwood
  • Logan Lerman
  • Emory Cohen
  • Blake Jenner  
Variety reports that Non-Disclosure agreements and test deals are currently being hammered out and that Kathleen Kennedy and directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller will be making a final decision in the coming weeks.  Shooting on the film does not commence until January 2017.  The site adds that the casting process is happening relatively early because the actor cast to play a young Han Solo could appear in Star Wars: Episode VIII or Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

Screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan previously stated that the film would be set 10 years earlier than A New Hope.

The untitled Han Solo spin-off is expected to arrives in theaters on May 25, 2018.

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Filed Under "Star Wars" 1/11/2016 Source: Variety
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