The Search for Young Han Solo: Egerton Plays Coy, Teller Watches the Originals


The search for who will play young Han Solo in the Han Solo stand-alone film is quickly narrowing down, with the frontrunners making their desire for the role publicly known…

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As we’ve recently reported, the final shortlist for who will portray a young Han Solo in his very own stand-alone Star Wars film, has been made public, and the list includes some established young gentlemen to pick-up the DL-44 heavy blaster left by Harrison Ford. Alden Ehrenreich (Hail, Caesar!, Beautiful Creatures), Jack Reynor (Transformers: Age of Extinction), and Taron Egerton (Kingsman), and now Miles Teller (Fantastic Four), have all been reportedly tapped to audition for the role.

In that regard, Egerton was on The Jonathan Ross Show with his co-star Hugh Jackman to talk about their newest film, Eddie the Eagle, and Ross asked Egerton about the Han Solo film. Check it out:

I love that Jackman plays the bit that he actually got the role over Egerton, here. Also, the young Kingsman actor does a rather nice Wookie impression. What makes me think that Egerton has a leg-up over the other young actors, in the hunt for young Han Solo, is that he has already done a film (Eddie the Eagle), which was heavily promoted by ABC, which belongs to Disney, which means he’s already indirectly the family…by the rules of six degrees of separation.

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Next, we have actor Miles Teller openly admitting that he only recently watched the original Star Wars trilogy. During a visit with MTV’s Josh Horowitz on the Happy Sad Confused podcast (transcribed by Collider), and via Entertainment Weekly, Teller spilled the the galactic beans:

"“I had never even seen any of the original Star Wars movies until maybe a month or a couple weeks before my first audition because I was like, ‘I should check this out.’”"

Yes Miles, you definitely should check out the original Star Wars films where Han Solo is on display, especially since he has zero role in the prequel trilogy, and dies in The Force Awakens. I personally like Miles Teller…I enjoy the films and roles he chooses to play, but he’s already off to a rocky start with the Star Wars fanbase, should he happen to land the role of a lifetime, and get to be Han Solo.

Stay tuned to Dork Side of the Force, as we will bring you up-to-date news and information about not only the Han Solo film, but all the new and upcoming Star Wars films, as well as any and all Star Wars relevant news. We’ve got your six, Red Leader.