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Dave Franco, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Rami Malek, Miles Teller & More Auditioning For Han Solo ‘Star Wars’ Spinoff

Dave Franco, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Rami Malek, Miles Teller & More Auditioning For Han Solo 'Star Wars' Spinoff

So, just how valuable and important is Han Solo as a brand to “Star Wars“? The spinoff movie, slated to be directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, isn’t due to start shooting until over a year from now in January 2017 — and yet, casting has already begun for the lead role, and the net is being thrown very, very wide.

THR reports that more than 2,500 actors have met or have put themselves on tape for the movie, and unlike J.J. Abrams, who wanted to go with largely unknown actors for the leads in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” bigger stars are being turned away from the Han Solo movie. Dave Franco, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Miles Teller, Nick Robinson (“Jurassic World“), Logan Lerman, Ansel Elgort, Jack Reynor, Colton Haynes, Max Thieriot, Leo Howard (“Kickin’ It“), Tony Oller (“The Purge“), Chandler Riggs (“The Walking Dead“), Hunter Parrish, Rami Malek, Landon Liboiron (“Hemlock Grove“), Ed Westwick, Tom Felton, and Joshua Sasse are among the thousands giving it a shot for the job.

Basically, anyone who sorta looks like a young Harrison Ford, can be funny and charming, and is their mid-20s (or can pass for being in their mid-20s, as some of the contenders are teenagers or over 30 years old) is being considered. So it could be one of these names, or someone else entirely.

That said, it’s certainly a starting point for fans to start furiously debating who should pilot the Millennium Falcon. The untitled Han Solo movie arrives on May 25, 2018.

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Comments

Alva Urbina

Please, please choose Aaron Taylor-Johnson! He would be perfect for the role as young Han Solo.

Paul Martin

Add Anthony Ingruber to this list! He was great in Age of Adaline as a young Harrison Ford

Vincent Ivory

They BETTER be looking at ANTHONY INGRUBER, the dude that played young Harrison Ford in Age of Adaline. Dude looks just like a young version of him when you change his hair. He’s the ONE!!!!!!!!

Zach

would’ve been hilarious if harrison ford just snuck into the auditions.

James

What about Anthony Ingruber who played young Ford in ‘The Age of Adaline’?

Mustang

Franco is 5’7" inches and Harrison Ford is 6’1"… next

DG

Good god please not Miles Teller

That Guy

Oddly I always thought James Badge Dale would end up in this. Maybe it’s just me but he gives off a young Harrison Ford vibe.

peter

Lol good luck Chandler Riggs

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