A New Hope for Han Solo?

A New Hope for Han Solo?

Star Wars Spin-Off searches for new smuggler

Since the release of the Star Wars film franchise there is no doubt that Han Solo is a definite fan favorite with his sass, loyalty, and obvious good looks. But can any actor play the scoundrel quite like Harrison Ford? It has been rumored and recently confirmed that Disney and Lucasfilm studios plan on releasing a spin-off film set between Revenge of the Sith and A New Hope. The film’s purpose is to tell the origin story of the space smuggler, which means filmmakers face the challenge of finding a young, charismatic actor play a younger version of film veteran Harrison Ford, but is it possible? Some actors who have made the cut to fill the young characters shoes include Miles Teller, Logan Lerman, Dave Franco, Scott Eastwood, Jack Reynor and Ansel Elgort. Casting directors were aiming to cast an actor between the ages of 20 to 25 years old. Even though the spin-off isn’t set to start filming until January of 2017, filmmakers need an actor chosen as soon as possible, since the next Star Wars film in the franchise “Rogue one” is going to finish filming in March. A rumored young Solo is said to be making a cameo, in the film and therefore a decision needs to be made quickly in order to be in the film. New directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are also signed on to create the spin-off and have high expectations set by fans of the franchise. Could the young Solo become America’s next teen heartthrob?

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