Taron Egerton and Jack Reynor Shortlisted for Han Solo Spin-Off
Taron Egerton, Alden Ehrenreich, and Jack Reynor have reportedly been shortlisted to play a young Han Solo in a new Star Wars film. Filmmakers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are developing a spin-off scheduled for release in 2018 and they have reportedly tested over 2,500 actors to fill Harrison Ford’s shoes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Whiplash‘s Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Brooklyn’s Emory Cohen, and Clint Eastwood’s son Scott have also reportedly met with the directors about the unnamed project, but it is unclear if they are still being considered.
Ford made his debut as Solo in 1977’s Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. He most recently reprised the character in the new blockbuster movie Star Wars: The Force Awakens, but he wants no involvement in the casting process or any aspects of the spin-off production. “I don’t know what to think about that,” he said during a press conference in London in December. “I’m glad that somebody else is going to have the burden of being young. It’s well beyond my understanding or control and I want nothing to do with it, in the nicest possible way. I know it will be well done… it’s nothing to do with me.”